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Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 7./JG54 landing accident summer 1943 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 9./JG54 Krasnogvardeisk 1943 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 III./JG54 Russia 1942 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109G JG54 Russia 1942

Photo 01: Bf 109G's of III./JG54 with upper surfaces camouflaged in a two-tone scheme which first appeared in 1942. Note that on these machines, the yellow fuselage band has been applied in such a way that the Balkenkreuz appears superimposed upon it.

Stab Jagdgeschwader 54 - Stab JG54

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 Geschwader Kommodore JG54 Hans Philipp Russia 1942

JG54.1 Hans Philipp 01-02
Photo 01-02: Hans Philipp first saw action during the Polish campaign, in which he scored his first victory. In August 1940, he was appointed Staffelkapitan of 4./JG54 and soon gained a reputation for being an exceptional fighter pilot with a passion for fighter versus fighter combat. He was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 22 October 1940 with 20 victories and later flew in Yugoslavia, but his victory tally really began to increase in Russia and by 24 August 1941 he had received the Oak Leaves for 62 victories. In February 1942, aged only 25, Philipp became Kommandeur of I./JG54 and was responsible for many young pilots who would themselves later become successful fighter pilots. On 12 March 1942, Philipp was awarded the Swords for his 86 victories and on 31 March became the fourth fighter pilot to reach 100 victories.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 JG54 ((-+- Geschwaderkommodore, Hannes Trautloft Relbitsy Jul 1942

Profile 00: The personal aircraft of the Geschwaderkommodore, Hannes Trautloft. The Geschwaderstab of JG54 received it's Bf 109G-2's in July 1942 but it's not known when photos of this aircraft were taken. This aircraft has the same kind of head armour as used for the Bf 109G-1's pressurized cockpit. It also lacks the small intake below the windscreen. Trautloft's G-2 wears a three-color segmented camoflage in greens and brown. There are several theories about these colors. Speculation includes whether the colors used were mixed up in the field, captured Russian colors or field test versions of future RLM colors such as RLM81 and 82. For this profile I've used RLM70, RLM79 and the Russian AMT-4.
References: Prien, Die Jagdfliegerverbande der Deutschen Luftwaffe 1934 Bis 1945, Band 9 Teil III
http://www.jg54greenhearts.com/Trautloft.htm

Hannes Trautloft with Wolfgang Falck 1942 01

Photo 01: During a tour of the Eastern Front in August and September 1942, Falck visited numerous Luftwaffe units to evaluate their ability to protect themselves at night against Soviet bombers. He is seen here visiting the Geschwader kommodore of JG54, Hannes Trautloft.

Pilots JG54 Hannes Trautloft 00-02

Photo 02: Officers of JG54. From left Oblt. Reinhard Seiler, who returned as Staffelkapitan of I./JG54 on 28 June 1941 after having recovered from wounds suffered on 5 August 1940; Hptm. Dietrich Hrabak, Major Hannes Trautloft and Oblt. Hans Philipp.

Pilots JG54.5 Hannes Trautloft Russia Aug 6 1941 01

Photo 01: Major Hannes Trautloft, right, the Kommodore of JG54, in discussion with Generaloberst Keller, CO of Luftflotte 1. The aircraft in the background coded (B1+) is probably the Bf-109F-2 flown by Oblt. Hubert Mutherich, the Staffelkapitan of 5./JG54.

Pilots JG54 Hannes Trautloft with Wolfgang Falck 1942 01

Photo 01: During a tour of the Eastern Front in August and September 1942, Falck visited numerous Luftwaffe units to evaluate their ability to protect themselves at night against Soviet bombers. He is seen here visiting the Geschwader kommodore of JG54, Hannes Trautloft.

Pilots JG54 Hannes Trautloft signed 01

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Pilots JG54 Hannes Trautloft signed 02

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JG54 Hans Philipp signed 01

Stab I. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - Stab I./JG54

Stab II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - Stab II./JG54

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 Stab II./JG54 ((+- Major Hans Hahn Russia 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 of JG54's commander - Eastern front, 1943

Stab III. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - Stab III./JG54

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 Stab III./JG54 'Grunherz' White Chevron & Triangle flown by Gruppenkommandeur Hauptmann Reinhard Seiler late 1942

Photo's 01-02: Reinhard Seiler became Kommandeur of III./JG54 on 1 October 1941 and continued to command the Gruppe until 15 May 1943 when he became Kommandeur of the Geschwader's 1. Gruppe. This photograph shows an aircraft of III./JG54 which, when Seiler first took command, was equipped with the Bf 109 F-2. This was followed by the F-4 and, in August 1942, by the G-2 which it continued to employ until March 1943 when it received the G-4. The aircraft in this photograph, a Bf 109 G-2/R6 heavy fighter equipped with two underwing MG 151 cannon, is marked with the double chevron of a Kommandeur and was flown by Seiler himself. The member of the ground staff walking past the aircraft is well muffled against the cold, but as the machine shows no trace of an earlier snow camouflage, this suggests that it was photographed in late 1942.

Profile 0A: Messerschmitt Bf 109 G.2/R6 flown by the Kommandeur of III./JG54, late 1942. The green uppersurface scheme employed by several units on the Eastern Front consisted of two colours both of which were a blue-based rather than a brownish green as, for example, in the US Olive Drab. The darker of these Eastern Front greens appears to have been the most consistent and was similar to RLM 70 or perhaps slightly darker than RLM 71, whereas the second colour was more varied and seems to have ranged from a dark green, similar again to RLM 71, to a much lighter, brighter green. On this aircraft, the uppersurfaces have been finished largely in the lighter of the two greens with, in this case, patches of a much darker than usual green being confined to the rear fuselage and tail area. The undersurfaces were RLM 76, and an area of the original RLM 76 grey, mottled with 74 and 75, appeared around the swastika.

Profile 0B: Artist: © Arkadiusz Wrobel Source: Messerschmitt Bf.109G/K by Krzysztof Janowicz. Vol.III. Oficyna Wydawnicza KAGERO. ISBN 83-890880-92-4

Messerschmitt Bf 109G2 Stab III./JG54 (o+~ Germany 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109G2 Stab III./JG54 (I+~ Russia 1942 01

Photo 01: The non-standard two-tone green scheme employed by JG54 may be clearly seen on these Bf 109G2s. The aircraft on the left carries a horizontal bar aft of the fuselage Balkenkreuz indicating that it belonged to 11. Gruppe, and has this Gruppe's Lion of Aspern badge ahead of the windscreen, while the aircraft on the right carries the badge and, just visible, the wavy bar of Ill. Gruppe. Note also that this aircraft has a patch of darker green on the engine cowling.

I Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - I./JG54

1 Staffel I Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - 1./JG54

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 1./JG 54 White 7 Gerhard Proske WNr 10411 Krasnowardeisk AF 1943

Profiles and Photo Data: Reference: LUFTWAFFE im Focus Edition 1 2002.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 1./JG54 White 6 unknown pilot Siwerskaja Spring 1942

2 Staffel I Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - 2./JG54

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 2./JG54 (B4+) Soviet Russia 1942-43

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 2./JG54 (B6+) Soviet Russia 1942-43

Messerschmitt Bf 109G 1./JG54 (White 1+) Walter Nowotny Russia July 1942 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 2./JG54 Black 3 Russia winter 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109G 2./JG54 (Black 1+) Walter Nowotny Russia 1942 01-02

Photo 01-02: During the Summer of 1942, Lt. Walter Nowotny was involved in an air battle during which he shot down two Soviet fighters. However, his aircraft was hit by cannon fire which damaged the fuselage fuel tank and the area below the cockpit. With his Bf 109G-2 'Black 1' thus severely damaged, Nowotny flew home but his engine cut out while he was still approaching the airfield. The aircraft rapidly lost height and struck an airfield defense flak installation, overturned, and came to rest on its back. It took rescuers 20 minutes to release Nowotny from the cockpit.

Pilots 1./JG54 Walter Nowotny Russia August 1942 01

Photo 01: On 21 August, Nowotny was awarded the German Cross in Gold, and on 4 September received the Knight's Cross, both of which decorations Nowotny is wearing in this photograph.

Pilots 1./JG54 Walter Nowotny Russia August 1942 02

Photo 02: To celebrate the award of the Ritterkreuz, his ground crew organised a party which was held in the Officer's Mess at Gatschina Castle. Also invited were several officers from the unit including the Kommandeur of I. Gruppe, Hptm. Philipp (seated looking up at board), and Hptm. Haase to his right.

Pilots 1./JG54 Walter Nowotny and Heinz Lange Russia August 1942 01

Photo 01: Nowotny, (right) in contemplative mood, was promoted to Staffelkapitan of the 1. Staffel on 25 October 1942 when Obl. Heinz Lange (left) was transferred to JG51 which, as its last Kommodore, he led until 1945.

Bf-109F 1./JG54 Walter Nowotny Russia July 1942 01

Photo 01: Nowotny considered the number 13 would bring him good luck and on some of his aircraft this was superimposed upon the JG54 'Green Heart' badge. The position of the petrol filler cap shows this machine to be a Bf-109F variant. The yellow octane triangle normally painted beneath the filler cap has been overpainted.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 2./JG54 Black 9+ Hans-Joachim Kroschinski Kroschinski Russia 1942

3 Staffel I Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - 3./JG54

Messerschmitt Bf 109G 3./JG54 Yellow 8+ Leningrad Area Russia 1942-43.

Photo 01: Photographed in late 1942, the unit to which this snow-camouflaged Bf 109G-2 coded 'Yellow 8' belonged has not yet been firmly established for, although the badge below and ahead of the windscreen resembles that of I./JG51, that Gruppe had already begun converting to the Fw 190 when this photograph was taken. The shape and position of the freshly-painted white, heart-shaped area below the cockpit would seem to indicate that the 'Green Heart' badge of JG54 has been painted out and the style in which the yellow fuselage band has been applied is indeed usually associated with JG54. It is therefore thought that this aircraft possibly belonged to 3./JG54 and was photographed in the Leningrad area of the northern front during November-December 1942. Note, however, that the additional newly-painted white patches on the cowling and fuselage side suggest other overpainted unit emblems, perhaps indicating that the aircraft has already been passed on to another unit when JG54 itself began converting to the Fw-190 at the end of 1942. Although there were 23 victory bars painted on the rudder, the pilot has not yet been identified.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 'Yellow 12' unknown pilot, 3./JG54, Krasnogvardeisk, January 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109G14AS 3./JG54 Yellow 6 Eisenach Kindel April 1945

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-14/AS W.Nr. 78 "Gelbe 6", 3./Jagdgeschwader 54, at Eisenach-Kindel airfield, Hörselberg-Hainich in Germany after 2 April 1945. With the advance of the American infantry on April 1 and 2, 1945, north of Eisenach, the airfield on April 1, 1945 was attacked by American warplanes, and all remaining buildings and airplanes were set on fire with the help of fire bombs. The airfield was taken and occupied the following day.
(Photo source - US Signal Corps)(Colour by RJM)

II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - II./JG54

4 Staffel II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - 4./JG54

Messerschmitt Bf 109G2 4./JG54 (W2+-) Reblintsy airfield Russia autumn 1942

Artist: © Arkadiusz Wrobel Source: "Messerschmitt Bf.109G/K" by Krzysztof Janowicz. Vol.III. Oficyna Wydawnicza KAGERO. ISBN 83-890880-92-4

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6AS 4./JG54 (W5+-) Germany 1944

5 Staffel II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - 5./JG54

Messerschmitt Bf 109G2 5./JG54 (B1+-) Helsinki Finland 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109G2 5./JG54 (B2+-) Helsinki Finland 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 5./JG54 'Grunherz', Siverskaya, northern sector of the Eastern Front, summer 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109G2 II./JG54 (Red 5+-) Russia, Leningradskaya oblast, Siversky 1942

6 Staffel II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - 6./JG54

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 Stkz CC+PG WNr 14236 later transfered to 6.JG54 (Y4+-)

Flugzeug Classic Messerschmitt Bf 109 ISBN 978-3-86245-409-9

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6AS 6./JG54 (Y2+-) Uffz Heinz Zimmermann Germany 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109G2 6./JG54 (Y2+-) Russia 1942

Profile 00: The picture of this Messerschmitt Bf 109G2 belonging to 6./JG54 and coded yellow (2+-) can be seen in many books and shows a Bf109G-2 from 6./JG54. The pilot remains unknown though. This aircraft wears a three-color segmented camoflage possibly the same greens and brown as on Hannes Trautloft's aircraft. There's several theories about these colors and they center on whether the colors were mixed up in the field, captured Russian colors or field test versions of future RLM colors such as RLM81 and 82. For this profile I've used RLM70, RLM79 and the Russian AMT-4.

References: Prien, Die Jagdfliegerverbande der Deutschen Luftwaffe 1934 Bis 1945, Band 9 Teil III
http://www.jg54greenhearts.com/gelbe-2.html

Messerschmitt Bf 109G2 6./JG54 (Y3+-) Russia 1942

III. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - III./JG54

7 Staffel III. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - 7./JG54

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 7./JG54 (Blue 5+~) Isotscha Smolensk area Russia winter 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 7./JG54 (W1+~) Russia 1942-43

Photo 01: The precise colours and colour combinations used by JG54 are still the subject of much controversy among those interested in this subject. Some sources suggest that a light tan may have been used in combination with the greens and, despite the lightening effect of the bright sunlight, the pale tones over the nose and forward fuselage of this Bf 109G-2 of III. Gruppe would certainly seem to indicate that this was a distinct possibility.

Messerschmitt Bf 109G2 7./JG54 (White 5+~) Siverskaya Soviet Russia 1942 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109G2 7./JG54 (W7+~) Russia 1942

Photo 01: In this view showing, nearest the camera, 'White 10', a Bf 109G-2 from 7./JG54, the machine has clearly been camouflaged in a three-tone scheme almost certainly consisting of tan and two greens, whereas the MG 151-armed 'White 7' in the background seems to have been finished only in two, much darker, greens.

Messerschmitt Bf 109G 7./JG54 (W10+~) Russia 1942 01

Photo 01: In this view showing, nearest the camera, 'White 10', a Bf 109G-2 from 7./JG54, the machine has clearly been camouflaged in a three-tone scheme almost certainly consisting of tan and two greens, whereas the MG 151-armed 'White 7' in the background seems to have been finished only in two, much darker, greens.

Messerschmitt Bf 109G2 7./JG54 (W10+~) Russia 1942 01

Photo 01: In this view showing, nearest the camera, 'White 10', a Bf 109G-2 from 7./JG54, the machine has clearly been camouflaged in a three-tone scheme almost certainly consisting of tan and two greens, whereas the MG 151-armed 'White 7' in the background seems to have been finished only in two, much darker, greens.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 7./JG54 White 1+I Staffelkapitan Rudolf Klemm Luneburg Germany 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 7./JG54 White 3+~ flown by Obfw. Karl-Heinz Kempf, Siverskaya USSR October 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 7./JG54 (White 6+~) Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe Siverskaya Soviet Russia 1942

8 Staffel III. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - 8./JG54

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 8./JG54 (B1+~) Max Hellmuth Ostermann Russia Aug 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 8./JG54 (B8+I) Gunther Sahl Germany 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 8./JG54 (Black 8+~) Artur Stern Russia 1942

9 Staffel III. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - 9./JG54

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/R3 9./JG54 (Yellow 1+I) Wilhelm Schilling WNr 440141 Ludwigslust 20th Feb 1944

Source Profile: Messerschmitt Bf 109 G Over Germany: Pt. 1 (Topcolors 15002) (Author) Marek J Murawski, Arkadiusz Wrobel ISBN 978-83-60445-98-3

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 9./JG54 Krasnogvardeisk 1943 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 9./JG54 (Yellow 5+I) Germany 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 9./JG54 (Yellow 9+I) Ludwigslust 1944

Profile 00: This Bf109G-6 is equipped with two MG151 gondolas, one underneath each wing, and a tall tail was flown by 9./JG54 in the Reichsverteidigung (Home Defense) duties, based at Ludwigslust in February 1944. The yellow spinner and rudder was standard in 9./JG54 at the time as was the blue band of JG54. The Gruppe emblem was now worn within the green heart of JG54 which was also smaller than what the Gruppe used earlier in the east. The familiar 'Devil's Head' Staffelwappen (unit coat-of-arms or crest) was only used on some of the 9./JG54 109's though and is missing on this particular aircraft.

The Wrk.Nr. of this aircraft is not known, but judging by the camoflage pattern, it was built by Mtt Regensburg. The JG54 loss listing shows two 9./JG54 109G-6's with the tactical numeral Gelbe 9 or 'Yellow 9'. They were piloted by Gefr. Viktor Schittke (Wrk. Nr. 160639) and Fw. Werner Bercza (Wrk. Nr. 161193), but both aircraft were total 100% losses when the pilots were killed on 3/29/1944 and 4/8/1944, respectively. However, the tall tail wasn't introduced by Mtt Regensburg until the 163000 series of Wrk. Nr., so it is unlikely the machine in the profile matches the machines from the loss list.

References: Classic Colors - Jagdwaffe Volume 5 Section 1 'Defending the Reich'
Prien, Jochen, 'Messerschmitt Bf 109 F, G, and K Series: An Illustrated Study'
Rosipal, Gunther, JG54 Loss List
http://www.jg54greenhearts.com/Gelbe-9.html

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 9./JG54 Yellow 11+I Gerhard Kroll WNr. 27119 Germany 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-5 9./JG54 Yellow 11+I flown by Fw. Fritz Ungar Ludwigslust, Germany January 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 'Yellow 1', flown by Oblt. Wilhelm Schilling, 9./JG54, Ludwigslust, 20th February 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 9./JG54 (Yellow 3+~) flown by Obfw. Wilhelm Schilling Siverskaya USSR September 1942

Artist: © Arkadiusz Wrobel Source: "Messerschmitt Bf.109G/K" by Krzysztof Janowicz. Vol.III. Oficyna Wydawnicza KAGERO. ISBN 83-890880-92-4

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 9./JG54 Krasnogvardeisk 1943 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109G4 9.JG52 (B4+~) Jozef Zwernema Russia Oct 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-4 Unit: 9./JG 52 Serial: 4+~ Pilot - Lt. Jozef Zwerneman. Eastern Front. From April 15th to May 9th, 1943 he claimed 3 (+1 unconfirmed) victories flew this aircraft.

Artist: © Sergey Vakhrushev Source: "Aviation and Times" 2005, No.5 (81)

IV Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - IV./JG54

Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 IV.JG54 White 2 captured by soviet forces Severskiy winter 1944

According this source: This aircraft was captured by Soviet troops at Severskiy airfield, Eastern Front, Winter1943-1944. Note: Yellow rudder and lower nose, lake of undercarriage folds. The typical painting scheme of JG 54: RLM 70/71, in some places leavings of RLM 75/76.

Artist: © Thierry Dekker

Artist: © Arkadiusz Wrobel Source: "Messerschmitt Bf.109G/K" by Krzysztof Janowicz. Vol.III. Oficyna Wydawnicza KAGERO. ISBN 83-890880-92-4

12 Staffel IV. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - 12./JG54

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G6 12./JG54 Black 3 pilot unknown Dorpat winter 1944

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Hans ‘Assi' Hahn

Major Hans 'Assi' Hahn was born on 14 April 1914 at Gotha in Thüringen. A gifted athlete, Hahn was selected to participate in the Summer Olympic Games in Berlin to compete in the Pentathlon. Unfortunately, he had to withdraw due to illness. Hahn enlisted in the army on 1 April 1934 as an officer candidate in the Infanterie-Regiment 14. He received promotion to the rank of Unteroffizier on 1 December. He attended the Kriegsschule at München from January to October 1935. On 1 October, Hahn was promoted to the rank of Oberfähnrich. In November, Hahn transferred from the infantry to the Luftwaffe. He underwent pilot training at Celle. On 1 April 1936, Hahn was promoted to the rank of Leutnant. Following pilot training, he was posted to 4./JG134, based at Werl near Dortmund, on 15 April. On 1 November 1937, Hahn was transferred to a new Jagdfliegerschule at Werneuchen as a flight instructor and Staffelführer of 1. Staffel. He received promotion to the rank of Oberleutnant on 1 February 1939 and was transferred to the Stabstaffel of I./JG3, based at Meseburg.

Oberleutnant Hahn transferred to JG2 on 11 October 1939. He was assigned to newly formed II./JG2, based at Zerbst, which was formed using the nucleus of personnel from I./JG3 and I./JG2. On 15 December, he was appointed Staffelkapitän of 4./JG2. Moving West, Hahn claimed his first two victories on 14 May 1940, during the Battle of France, over RAF Hurricane fighters in his first engagement with enemy aircraft. However, only one of his claims was confirmed. Hahn would claim a total of five confirmed victories during the Battle of France. Hahn was particularly successful during the Battle of Britain. He claimed three RAF Spitfire fighters shot down on 31 August 1940, to record his eighth through 10th victories. After claiming his 20th victory on 20 September 1940, Hahn was awarded the Ritterkreuz. On 29 October 1940, Hahn was promoted to the rank of Hauptmann and appointed Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG2.

By the end of 1940, his victory total had reached 22. Hauptmann Hahn was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 32) on 14 August 1941 for 41 victories. He recorded his 50th victory on 13 October 1941 and his 60th on 4 May 1942. Hahn shot down a RAF Spitfire fighter on 16 September 1942 to record his 66th, and last, victory over the Western front. Hahn was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG54 'Grünherz', based on the Eastern front, on 1 November 1942. In the space of three months, he claimed a further 42 victories. He shot down five Russian aircraft on 30 December (75-79). On 1 January, Hahn was promoted to the rank of Major. His best day occurred on 14 January 1943, when he downed seven Russian La-5 fighters (80-86). He recorded his 100th victory on 27 January 1943.

Hauptmann Hans 'Assi' Hahn, Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG2 in his Fw 109A-3 W.Nr. 223 '<<'. May 1942, Beaumont le Roger, France. Leading III./JG54 on 21 February 1943, Hahn encountered Russian fighters near Staraya Russa. In the ensuing combat, he shot down a Russian La-5 fighter for his 108th, and last, victory. In the course of the combat, his aircraft received hits in the left wing. Disengaging from further combat, Hahn headed west but his engine soon began overheating and he had to land his Bf 109 G-2/R6 (W.Nr. 13 949) 'Black <<' in enemy-held territory. Soviet sources claim Hahn was shot down by Russian ace Starshiiy Leytenant Pavel Grazhdanikov (13 victories, killed in action 5 April 1943) of 169 IAP, VVS. Hahn was captured and subsequently made a prisoner of war. Hahn was held captive and was not released by the Soviet Union until 1950. Hahn gained employment at the International Corporation of Bayer Leverkeusen, fulfilling a position dealing in trade with France and England. He later became a director of the Wano Schwarzpulver Company, which manufactured gunpowder, at Kunigunde near Goslar. He retired from this company in 1977 and lived in southern France with his family. Hahn died on 18 December 1982 at München from cancer.

'Assi' Hahn was credited with 108 victories in 560 missions. He recorded 66 victories over the Western Front, of them 53 were Spitfires. Of the 42 victories he recorded over the Eastern front at least seven were Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft.

List of 108 aerial victories for Hans ‘Assi' Hahn

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location / Comments
1 14.5.1940 09:55 Hurricane 4./JG 2 Gembloux / Hurricane of 607 Sqn RAF
2 19.5.1940 12:18 Hurricane 4./JG 2 Tournai / Possibly Hurricane of 87 Sqn RAF
3 19.5.1940 - Morane 406  4./JG 2 Tournai
4 3.6.1940 14:50 Hawk 75 4./JG 2 ENE Paris
5 6.6.1940 20:35 Hawk 75 4./JG 2 Roye
6 11.8.1940 11:45 Spitfire 4./JG 2 Portland
7 25.8.1940 18:30~ Spitfire 4./JG 2 Dorchester
8 31.8.1940 09:00 Spitfire 4./JG 2 Dover
9 31.8.1940 09:05 Spitfire 4./JG 2 Dover
10 31.8.1940 17:05 Spitfire 4./JG 2 Dover
11 4.9.1940 10:15 Spitfire 4./JG 2 Ashford
12 4.9.1940 14:25 Spitfire 4./JG 2 Margate
13 6.9.1940 10:00 Spitfire 4./JG 2 Ashford
14 6.9.1940 10:05 Spitfire 4./JG 2 Ashford
15 7.9.1940 18:25 Spitfire 4./JG 2 London
16 8.9.1940 - Hurricane 4./JG 2 Tablehurst
17 11.9.1940 16:15 Hurricane 4./JG 2 Tournai
18 15.9.1940 15:35 Spitfire 4./JG 2 London
19 20.9.1940 12:15 Hurricane 4./JG 2 London
20 23.9.1940 10:30 Spitfire 4./JG 2 Rochester
21 15.10.1940 13:35 Hurricane 4./JG 2 Isle of Wight
22 6.11.1940 15:50 Hurricane Stab III./JG 2 E Southampton
23 24.6.1941 21:00 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2 Gravelines-Ramsgate
24 25.6.1941 16:31 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2 NE Boulogne
25 26.6.1941 11:35 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2 Gravelines-Dunkirk
26 2.7.1941 - Hurricane Stab III./JG 2 Hazebrouck
27 7.7.1941 15:36 Hurricane Stab III./JG 2 7km W Le Touquet
28 7.7.1941 15:37 Hurricane Stab III./JG 2 7-10km W Le Touquet
29 8.7.1941 15:52 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2 Marques
30 10.7.1941 12:08 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2 St Omer
31 10.7.1941 12:12 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2 St Omer
32 21.7.1941 08:50 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2 Gravelines
33 21.7.1941 20:45 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2 Watten
34 22.7.1941 13:45 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2 Calais
35 22.7.1941 13:53 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2 Calais
36 23.7.1941 20:20 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2 Marzingarbe
37 23.7.1941 20:23 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2 Marzingarbe
38 5.8.1941 18:44 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2 St Omer-Calais
39 7.8.1941 18:17 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2 Calais
40 12.8.1941 12:45 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2 Gravelines
41 12.8.1941 12:50 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2 Gris Nez
42 12.8.1941 18:51 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2 Ramsgate
43 20.9.1941 16:30 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2 10km off Somme Estuary
44 20.9.1941 16:42 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2  
45 20.9.1941 16:43 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2  
46 27.9.1941 15:35 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2  
47 2.10.1941 15:05 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2 Pas-de-Calais
48 2.10.1941 18:05 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2 Pas-de-Calais / Spitfire of Biggin Hill Wing, RAF
49 2.10.1941 18:52 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2 Pas-de-Calais / Spitfire of Biggin Hill Wing, RAF
50 13.10.1941 14:30 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2 Boulogne
51 12.2.1942 14:55 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2  
52 17.4.1942 16:08 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2  
53 20.4.1942 17:07 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2  
54 22.4.1942 14:32 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2  
55 25.4.1942 16:24 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2  
56 25.4.1942 16:29 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2  
57 30.4.1942 17:27 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2  
58 4.5.1942 10:41 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2  
59 4.5.1942 10:46 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2  
60 4.5.1942 15:55 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2  
61 6.5.1942 12:22 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2  
62 6.5.1942 12:24 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2  
63 6.6.1942 17:25 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2 Cherbourg-Cap Lévy
64 6.6.1942 17:25 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2 Cherbourg-Cap Lévy
65 6.6.1942 17:27 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2 Cherbourg-Cap Lévy
66 16.9.1942 13:15 Spitfire Stab III./JG 2 05 Ost S/11/5/1
67 4.12.1942 10:45 LaGG-3 Stab II./JG 54  
68 4.12.1942 10:47 Il-2 Stab II./JG 54  
69 4.12.1942 13:53 Il-2 Stab II./JG 54  
70 4.12.1942 14:00 Il-2 Stab II./JG 54  
71 12.12.1942 13:56 La-5 Stab II./JG 54  
72 12.12.1942 13:58 Il-2 Stab II./JG 54  
73 29.12.1942 11:30 Il-2 Stab II./JG 54  
74 29.12.1942 11:50 LaGG-3 Stab II./JG 54  
75 30.12.1942 08:50 LaGG-3 Stab II./JG 54  
76 30.12.1942 08:53 LaGG-3 Stab II./JG 54  
77 30.12.1942 08:55 LaGG-3 Stab II./JG 54  
78 30.12.1942 08:57 Il-2 Stab II./JG 54  
79 30.12.1942 11:45 LaGG-3 Stab II./JG 54  
80 14.1.1943 10:36 La-5 Stab II./JG 54  
81 14.1.1943 10:37 La-5 Stab II./JG 54  
82 14.1.1943 10:38 La-5 Stab II./JG 54  
83 14.1.1943 10:42 La-5 Stab II./JG 54  
84 14.1.1943 12:10 La-5 Stab II./JG 54  
85 14.1.1943 12:11 La-5 Stab II./JG 54  
86 14.1.1943 12:12 La-5 Stab II./JG 54  
87 23.1.1943 13:20 La-5 Stab II./JG 54  
88 23.1.1943 13:22 La-5 Stab II./JG 54  
89 23.1.1943 13:25 La-5 Stab II./JG 54  
90 24.1.1943 09:35 La-5 Stab II./JG 54  
91 24.1.1943 09:40 La-5 Stab II./JG 54  
92 24.1.1943 09:42 La-5 Stab II./JG 54  
93 24.1.1943 13:55 La-5 Stab II./JG 54  
94 25.1.1943 09:45 La-5 Stab II./JG 54  
95 25.1.1943 09:47 La-5 Stab II./JG 54  
96 25.1.1943 09:48 LaGG-3 Stab II./JG 54  
97 26.1.1943 10:58 LaGG-3 Stab II./JG 54  
98 26.1.1943 14:00 LaGG-3 Stab II./JG 54  
99 26.1.1943 14:03 LaGG-3 Stab II./JG 54  
100 27.1.1943 10:43 LaGG-3 Stab II./JG 54  
101 8.2.1943 - E/a Stab II./JG 54  
102 9.2.1943 13:10 P-40 Stab II./JG 54  
103 9.2.1943 13:11 P-40 Stab II./JG 54  
104 11.2.1943 09:52 P-40 Stab II./JG 54  
105 11.2.1943 09:58 P-40 Stab II./JG 54  
106 11.2.1943 10:08 LaGG-3 Stab II./JG 54  
107 11.2.1943 11:30 Il-2 Stab II./JG 54  
108 21.2.1943 09:11 La-5 Stab II./JG 54  

Victories : 108
Awards : Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (16 July 1942)
Ritterkreuz (24 September 1940)
Eichenlaub (14 August 1941)
Units : JG2, JG54
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/hahn.html

Hans 'Assi' Hahn

Asisbiz Database of 112 aerial victories for Hans 'Assi' Hahn

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
14-May-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2 Hurricane   09.55 Gembloux
19-May-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2 Hurricane   12.18 Tournai
19-May-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2 Morane 406     Tournai
03-Jun-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2 Hawk-75A   14.50 ENE Paris
06-Jun-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2 Hawk-75   20.35 Roye
11-Aug-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2 Spitfire   11.45 Portland
25-Aug-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2 Spitfire   18.35 Dorchester
31-Aug-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2 Spitfire   09.00 Dover
31-Aug-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2 Spitfire   09.05 Dover
31-Aug-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2 Spitfire   19.05 Dover
04-Sep-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2 Spitfire   10.15 Ashford
04-Sep-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2 Spitfire   14.25 Margate
06-Sep-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2 Hurricane   10.05 Ashford
06-Sep-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2 Hurricane   10.00 Ashford
07-Sep-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2 Hurricane   18.25 Gillingham
08-Sep-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2 Hurricane     South of London
11-Sep-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2 Hurricane   16.15 Staplehurst
15-Sep-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2 Spitfire   15.35 Thorney Island
20-Sep-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2 Spitfire   12.15  
23-Sep-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2 Spitfire   10.30 South of London
15-Oct-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2 Spitfire   13.35 Southampton
06-Nov-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Hurricane   15.50 East of Southampton
24-Jun-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire   21.00  
25-Jun-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire   16.31  
26-Jun-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire   11.35  
02-Jul-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire     Hazebrouck
07-Jul-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Hurricane 3000m 15.36 7km W Le Touquet
07-Jul-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Hurricane 3000m 15.37 7-10km W Le Touquet
08-Jul-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire   15.52  
10-Jul-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire   12.08  
10-Jul-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire   12.12  
21-Jul-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire   08.50  
21-Jul-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire   20.45  
22-Jul-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire   13.45  
22-Jul-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire   13.53  
23-Jul-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire   20.20  
23-Jul-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire   20.23  
05-Aug-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire   18.44  
07-Aug-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire   18.17  
12-Aug-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire   12.45  
12-Aug-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire   12.50  
12-Aug-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire   18.51 Ramsgate
17-Aug-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Wellington   00.53 Sculthorpe
18-Sep-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire 6000m 16.30 10km ostw Somme-Mundung
20-Sep-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire   16.43  
20-Sep-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire   16.42 10km SW Somme-Mundug
27-Sep-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire   15.35  
02-Oct-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire   15.05  
02-Oct-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire   18.50  
02-Oct-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire   18.52  
13-Oct-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire   14.30  
12-Feb-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire   14.55  
17-Apr-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire   16.08  
20-Apr-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire   17.07  
22-Apr-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire   14.32  
25-Apr-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire   16.29  
25-Apr-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire   16.24  
30-Apr-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire   17.27  
04-May-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2 Spitfire   10.41  
04-May-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2 Spitfire   10.46  
04-May-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2 Spitfire   15.55  
06-May-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2 Spitfire   12.22  
06-May-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2 Spitfire   12.24  
06-Jun-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2 Spitfire   17.25  
06-Jun-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2 Spitfire   17.25  
06-Jun-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2 Spitfire   17.27  
16-Sep-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire 9000m 13.15 05 Ost S/11/5/1
16-Sep-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Spitfire 9000m 13.15 1151/05 Ost
04-Dec-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
100m 13.53 18 262
04-Dec-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 14.00 2975
04-Dec-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
500m 10.47 18 231
04-Dec-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 Low Level 10.45 18 231
12-Dec-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
100m 13.58 29 773
12-Dec-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 La-5 150m 13.56 28 113
29-Dec-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
800m 11.30 28 113
29-Dec-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 100m 11.50 28 122
30-Dec-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 08.50 18 262
30-Dec-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 08.53 28 113
30-Dec-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 08.55 28 111
30-Dec-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
800m 08.57 29 472
30-Dec-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 1800m 11.45 18 262
14-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 1700m 10.42 1181
14-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-5 2000m 12.12 10 243
14-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-5 3000m 12.10 10 163
14-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 300m 10.37 10 193
14-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 10.36 10 194
14-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-5 3000m 12.11 10 271
14-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 3800m 10.38 10 193
23-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab /JG54 LaGG-5 3000m 13.20 10 171
23-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab /JG54 LaGG-5 2500m 13.22 10 171
23-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab /JG54 LaGG-5 2500m 13.25 10 140
23-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab /JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 11.19 10 182
23-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab /JG54 R-5 1000m 11.15 00 263
24-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab /JG54 LaGG-5 4600m 09.35 10 192
24-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab /JG54 LaGG-5 4000m 09.40 10 151
24-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab /JG54 LaGG-5 4000m 09.42 10 154
24-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab /JG54 LaGG-5 4000m 13.55 00 261
25-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab /JG54 LaGG-5 3000m 09.47 10 124
25-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab /JG54 LaGG-3 Low Level 09.49 10 111
25-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab /JG54 LaGG-5 3000m 09.45 10 151
26-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 14.00 10 122
26-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 2100m 14.03 10 123
26-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 10.58 10 152
27-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 50m 10.43 10 111
09-Feb-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 13.10 00 422
09-Feb-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1000m 13.11 00 434
11-Feb-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1500m 09.52 00 283
11-Feb-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 800m 09.58 00 263
11-Feb-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 50m 10.08 00 271
19-Feb-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
1200m 11.50 28 351
21-Feb-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-5 2000m 09.11 18 463
21-Feb-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 Dogfight   PoW Dogfight SE Salutsche

Knights-Cross

Hans-Joachim Kroschinski

Units: 2./JG-54 (8/42 S.U.), Fighter Instr., Unit in Kurland aft Sept '44 (?), 3./JG-54 (12/44)

Awards: RK(4/17/45), DK-G(10/27/43), EP(10/11/43), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109F in '42, Fw 190A-4 WNr (14)5794 'Blk 11' (lost 7/21/43), Fw 190A-9 WNr 380360 'Yellow 6' (lost 12/21/44)

Remarks: 1 Bomber. 2 Tanks, 1 Gun Boat in Lake Ladoga, and 2 MTB's in Finnish Bay. On 21 December, 1944, after shooting down five Pe-2's, he was seriously wounded and lost both eyes and his right leg while flying Werk# 380360, a Pe-2 victim over Frauenburg. Shot down w/wounds 21 July, 1943 in # (14)5794 by a La-5 over Map Quad. 54711. 360 missions, including 240 low level attacks. His first known Soviet victory, a MiG-3 on 5 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 11 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 27 August, 1942. A Soviet P-40 on 11 November, 1942. A Yak-1 on 22 January, 1943. Two Il-2's on 23 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 11 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 14 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 24 February, 1943. A MiG-3 on 2 March, 1943. A LaGG-5 and a LaGG-3 on 3 May, 1943. A P-40 on 8 June, 1943. An Il-7 on 13 July, 1943. Two La-5's on 16 July, 1943. An La-5 on 21 August, 1943. An La-5 on 15 December, 1943. A LaGG-3 in the Wesenberg sector on 4 January, 1944. A Soviet P-39 on 29 October, 1944. Two P-39's and a Yak-9 on 30 October, 1944. Three Il-2's on 7 November, 1944. Deceased 7 January, 1995.

Asisbiz database list of 53 aerial victories for Hans-Joachim Kroschinski

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
05-Aug-42 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 MiG-3 100m 15.20 20 732
11-Aug-42 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
30m 14.28 28 172
27-Aug-42 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 11.48 46 232
11-Nov-42 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 50m 08.33 00 211
22-Jan-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 Yak-1 1500m 08.50 10 241
23-Jan-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
100m 13.37 00 413
23-Jan-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
100m 13.39 00 411
24-Jan-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 LaGG-5 500m 09.48 10 241
11-Feb-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
300m 09.35 00 484
14-Feb-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
20m 13.45 00 254
23-Feb-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 07.00 00 254
24-Feb-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 11.31 10 151
02-Mar-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 MiG-3 3000m 11.18 01 751
03-May-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 LaGG-5 1500m 15.30 00 123
03-May-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 LaGG-3 400m 15.31 00 121
08-Jun-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 13.38 00 331
13-Jul-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 Il-7 1200m 13.43 63 222
16-Jul-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 La-5 1000m 09.45 54 179
16-Jul-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 La-5 800m 09.47 54 185
17-Jul-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 La-5 500m 06.34 54 488
17-Jul-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 LaGG-3 400m 13.30 SW Bolkhov
19-Jul-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 La-5 100m 08.43 NW Kirenkovo (54 452)
12-Aug-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 La-5 3000m 07.40 E Schipeilowka
20-Aug-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 LaGG-3 800m 06.03 51 743
21-Aug-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 La-5 1500m 06.53 51 394
22-Aug-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 06.17 51 864
22-Aug-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
800m 06.15 51 891
24-Aug-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 La-5 2000m 07.36 41 663
24-Aug-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 La-5 1500m 07.37 41 664
24-Aug-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 La-5 800m 07.38 41 662
25-Aug-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 La-5 3500m 17.58 51 553
11-Sep-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 14.29 34 242
11-Sep-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
800m 14.58 35 873
12-Sep-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 09.24 44 142
15-Sep-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 Pe-2 1200m 13.42 35 342
24-Sep-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 11./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2500m 07.23 E ssangenino
10-Oct-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 11./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 2800m 12.55 07 743
16-Oct-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 11./JG54 La-5 2500m 07.39 West of Flugplatzr Gorki
15-Dec-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 La-5 1800m 12.32 06 178
23-Dec-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
150m 11.21 06 871
04-Jan-44 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 11.40 06 871 (Wesenberg sector)
05-Jan-44 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 La-5 6000m 12.30 06 884 (Wesenberg sector)
06-Jan-44 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 LaGG-5 4300m 11.03 96 663
06-Jan-44 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 LaGG-5 3200m 11.04 96 691
12-Jan-44 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 Pe-2 5000m 14.42 06 553
29-Oct-44 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 13.34 27 499
30-Oct-44 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3200m 11.05 17 655
30-Oct-44 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 3./JG54 Yak-9 1500m 14.40 17 639
30-Oct-44 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3200m 14.47 17 625
07-Nov-44 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 3./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
2500m 14.25 17 481
07-Nov-44 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 3./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
2500m 14.26 17 482
07-Nov-44 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 3./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
2500m 14.27 17 483
23-Nov-44 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 3./JG54 Yak-9 500m 10.06 28 117



Gerhard Proske

Units: 1./JG-54 ('41 & '42), Stab I./JG-54 (1/42 S.U.), 3./JG-54 (10/43)

Awards: DK-G, EP, EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109F-2's; WNr's 9655 (shot down 10/29/41; pilot ret'd) & 6800, Fw 190A-5 WNr 550899 'Yel 1' (10%)

Remarks: POW 30 January, 1944, location unknown. Note: his AC # 550899 is reported 10% damaged. Since he was a POW, I would assume this to be a typo error, since the AC would be a loss to JG-54. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 3 October, 1941. MIA & Ret on 29 October, 1941 in AC # 9655 'TW+WU' 'Wh ?' in the Tichwin area. Credited with an I-18 this same day. An Il-2 on 26 January, 1942. An Il-2 on 7 February, 1942. Two I-18's on 27 February, 1942. An I-18 on 22 March, 1942. Shot down w/o wounds 27 April, 1942 in # 6500 'Wh?', 85% damaged in the area of Königsberg-Devau. A Soviet P-40 on 23 July, 1942. An Il-2 on 23 August, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 26 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 29 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 22 October, 1943. A Yak-9 on 28 October, 1943. A Yak-9 on 4 November, 1943. A Yak-9 on 5 November, 1943. An Il-2 on 30 November, 1943.

Asisbiz Database of 25 aerial victories for Gerhard Proske

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
03-Oct-41 Gerhard Proske 1./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  17.15  
29-Oct-41 Gerhard Proske 1./JG54 I-18   11.06  
26-Jan-42 Gerhard Proske Stab I./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  13.24  
28-Jan-42 Gerhard Proske Stab I./JG54 I-180   09.10  
03-Feb-42 Gerhard Proske Stab I./JG54 I-18   12.45  
05-Feb-42 Gerhard Proske Stab I./JG54 I-18   15.38  
07-Feb-42 Gerhard Proske Stab I./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  15.45  
17-Feb-42 Gerhard Proske Stab I./JG54 I-18   13.45  
22-Feb-42 Gerhard Proske Stab I./JG54 I-18   14.35  
23-Feb-42 Gerhard Proske Stab I./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   09.00  
23-Feb-42 Gerhard Proske Stab I./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   09.15  
27-Feb-42 Gerhard Proske Stab I./JG54 I-18   08.45  
27-Feb-42 Gerhard Proske Stab I./JG54 I-18   08.42  
28-Feb-42 Gerhard Proske Stab I./JG54 I-18   09.35  
15-Mar-42 Gerhard Proske Stab I./JG54 I-18   16.30  
22-Mar-42 Gerhard Proske Stab I./JG54 I-18   10.46  
23-Jul-42 Gerhard Proske 1./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   10.05  
23-Aug-42 Gerhard Proske 1./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
30m 09.20 74 764
26-Aug-42 Gerhard Proske 1./JG54 I-16 Rata 300m 11.40 47 814
29-Sep-42 Gerhard Proske 1./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 17.47 00 266
22-Oct-43 Gerhard Proske 3./JG54 LaGG-3 2800m 13.07 05 493
28-Oct-43 Gerhard Proske 3./JG54 Yak-9 3500m 12.50 03 852
04-Nov-43 Gerhard Proske 3./JG54 Yak-9 800m 12.17 06 182
05-Nov-43 Gerhard Proske 3./JG54 Yak-9 2500m 14.45 0617
30-Nov-43 Gerhard Proske 3./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 12.12 05 451



Rudolf Klemm

Awards: RK(11/18/44), DK-G(2/24/44), EP(2/22/43), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Glider Badge, Fighter Oper.Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109G-4 WNr 16144 'Yellow 10+I' (lost 5/14/43), Bf 109G-6 WNr 15573 'White 1+I' (lost w 4/9/44), Fw 190D-9

Remarks: Shot down with wounds 9 April, 1944, in Wk# 15573, by a P-47 over Kiel, Germany. Shot down w/wounds 14 May, 1943 in G-4 Wk#16144 'Yel 10' by B-17 ret. fire 10 km west of Kiel. Shot down 8 March, 1944 in a G-6 'White 1' by a P-38 over Hannover-Braunschweig. 293 combat missions. 8+ bombers. A LaGG-3 on 10 September, 1942. Five I-16 Rata's on 29 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 30 December, 1942. Two Il-2's on 12 January, 1943. A Yak-9 on 27 August, 1944. 23 victories in the West. One known victory, while in 15/JG-54, a P-47 at Doetinchem on 26 September, 1944. A double victory on 18 December, 1944; both P-47's, one S of Büllingen, the other W of Adenau. One victory in JG-26, a P-51 10 km NW of Nordhorn on 19 March, 1945. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 7 February, 1942, while in 8/JG-54. Scored the 2000th victory of JG-54 on 4/4/42. Deceased 5 July, 1989. Photo

Rudolf Klemm was born on 10 February 1918 at Haltingen in the Lorrach region of Baden. He joined the Luftwaffe in 1937. Following several years as a flying instructor, Klemm was transferred to JG54, based on the Eastern front, in December 1941. Oberfeldwebel Klemm was assigned to 8./JG54. He gained his first victory on 7 February 1942. Klemm claimed a further victory on 4 April, which was also the 2,000th victory recorded by JG54. He claimed 10 victories in September, including five Russian fighters shot down on 29 September to record his eighth through 12th victories. When III./JG54 was relocated to the Western front, Klemm had 23 victories to his credit. In March 1943, Klemm was promoted to officer rank and was transferred to 9./JG54. On 17 April, he claimed his first fourengine bomber shot down: a USAAF B-17 15km southwest of Ahlhorn.

On 14 May, he claimed his 25th victory but then his Bf 109 G-4 (W.Nr. 16 144) "Yellow 10" was hit by German flak and he was wounded, blinding him in one eye. Despite this handicap, Klemm returned to combat duty some weeks later. In November 1943, Klemm transferred to the Stabsstaffel of III./JG54. On 1 February 1944, Klemm was appointed Staffelkapitan of 7./JG54. He had accumulated 27 victories at this time. He recorded his 32nd victory on 8 April. On 9 April he was shot down and wounded in Bf 109 G-6 (W.Nr. 15 573) "White 1" by escorting USAAF P-47 fighters. Subsequently, two toes had to be amputated. Klemm was transferred to IV./JG54 based on the Eastern front in summer 1944. Hauptmann Klemm was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 18 November for 39 victories. On 1 December, Klemm was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of IV./JG54.

He led the Gruppe until its dissolution in February 1945. On 15 February 1945, Klemm was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG54 based on the Western front under the control of JG26. He replaced Hauptmann Robert "Bazi" Wei? (121 victories, RK-EL) who Aces of the Luftwaffe - Rudolf Klemm had been shot down and killed on 29 December 1944. III./JG54 was redesignated IV./JG26 on 25 February and was based at Varrelbusch. On 19 March 1945, he claimed his 42nd, and last, victory when he shot down a USAAF P-51 fighter 10km northwest of Nordhorn. Klemm received orders to report to JG7 on 17 April 1945. He was destined never to reach the unit before the end of the war. Rudolf Klemm was credited with 42 victories in 293 missions. He recorded 13 victories over the Western front, including 8 four-engine bombers.

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location / Comments
1 7.2.1942 11:35 Il-2 8./JG54  
2 4.4.1942 10:42 Pe-2 8./JG54 Leningrad area / Geschwader`s 2000th confirmed kill
3 11.8.1942 15:40 LaGG-3 8./JG54 29 773
4 1.9.1942 8:43 LaGG-3 8./JG54 10 112
5 10.9.1942 13:27 LaGG-3 8./JG54 00 263
6 12.9.1942 8:42 LaGG-3 8./JG54 10 184
7 21.9.1942 9:43 I-16 8./JG54 11 741
8 29.9.1942 14:55 MiG-3 8./JG54 00 261
9 29.9.1942 15:04 I-16 8./JG54 00 263
10 29.9.1942 15:09 I-16 8./JG54 00 251
11 29.9.1942 15:09 I-16 8./JG54 00 251
12 29.9.1942 15:10 I-16 8./JG54 00 252
13 30.9.1942 15:34 MiG-3 8./JG54 00 242
14 7.11.1942 13:52 Il-2 8./JG54 28 263
15 7.11.1942 14:00 LaGG-3 8./JG54 38 141
16 30.12.1942 8:03 LaGG-3 9./JG54 7 683
17 4.1.1943 13:25 Il-2 9./JG54 7 731
18 5.1.1943 8:40 Il-2 9./JG54 7 723
19 12.1.1943 5:03 Il-2 9./JG54 7 652
20 12.1.1943 9:03 Il-2 9./JG54 17 572
21 14.1.1943 12:25 MiG-3 9./JG54 7 594
22 15.1.1943 11:30 Pe-2 9./JG54 17 513
23 18.1.1943 7:55 DB-3 9./JG54 7 772
24 17.4.1943 13:21 B-17 9./JG54 15km SW Ahlhorn
25 14.5.1943 12:08 B-24 9./JG54 Rieseby - 8km N Eckernforde
26 9.10.1943 11:30 B-17 7./JG54 Neubrandenburg
27 9.10.1943 12:00 B-17 7./JG54 BG-7.1
28 20.2.1944 12:45 B-17 7./JG54 GT
29 22.2.1944 13:45 B-17 7./JG54 E Detmold
  6.3.1944 12:07 B-17 7./JG54 Loningen / not confirmed
30 6.3.1944 14:28 B-24 7./JG54 Soge-Cloppenburg
31 8.4.1944 13:53 B-24 7./JG54 14km N Celle
32 8.4.1944 16:25 P-38 7./JG54 SW Twistringen
33 15.7.1944 14:33 P-39 12./JG54 50 177
34 20.7.1944 18:58 Yak-9 12./JG54 32 813
35 5.8.1944 16:28 Yak-9 15./JG54 12 188
36 6.8.1944 14:55 Yak-9 15./JG54 12 363
37 27.8.1944 16:14 Yak-9 15./JG54 13 235
38 1.9.1944 14:04 Yak-11 15./JG54 13 527
39 26.9.1944 14:16 P-47 15./JG54 Doetinchem
40 18.12.1944 10:33 P-47 Stab IV./JG 54 S Bullingen
41 18.12.1944 10:42 P-47 Stab IV./JG 54 W Adenau
42 19.3.1945 13:35 P-51 IV./JG26 10 km NW Nordhorn

Victories : 42
Awards : Ehrenpokal (22 February 1943)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (24 February 1944)
Ritterkreuz (18 November 1944)
Units : JG54, JG26
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Asisbiz Database of 43 aerial victories for Rudolf Klemm

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
07-Feb-42 Rudolf Klemm 8./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  11.35  
04-Apr-42 Rudolf Klemm 8./JG54 Pe-2   10.42  
11-Aug-42 Rudolf Klemm 8./JG54 LaGG-3 700m 15.40 29 773
01-Sep-42 Rudolf Klemm 8./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 08.43 10 112
10-Sep-42 Rudolf Klemm 8./JG54 LaGG-3 500m 13.27 00 263
12-Sep-42 Rudolf Klemm 8./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 08.42 10 184
21-Sep-42 Rudolf Klemm 8./JG54 I-16 Rata 2200m 09.43 11 741
29-Sep-42 Rudolf Klemm 8./JG54 I-16 Rata 1500m 15.09 00 251
29-Sep-42 Rudolf Klemm 8./JG54 I-16 Rata 1800m 15.04 00 263
29-Sep-42 Rudolf Klemm 8./JG54 I-16 Rata 1000m 15.09 00 251
29-Sep-42 Rudolf Klemm 8./JG54 I-16 Rata 1500m 15.10 00 252
29-Sep-42 Rudolf Klemm 8./JG54 MiG-3 5000m 14.55 00 261
30-Sep-42 Rudolf Klemm 8./JG54 MiG-3 1200m 15.34 00 242
07-Nov-42 Rudolf Klemm 8./JG54 LaGG-3 500m 14.00 38 141
07-Nov-42 Rudolf Klemm 8./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
1000m 13.52 28 263
30-Dec-42 Rudolf Klemm 9./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 12.08 07 683
04-Jan-43 Rudolf Klemm 9./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
250m 13.25 07 731 (based Smolensk)
05-Jan-43 Rudolf Klemm 9./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
300m 08.40 07 723
12-Jan-43 Rudolf Klemm 9./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
500m 13.09 17 572
12-Jan-43 Rudolf Klemm 9./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
1200m 13.05 07 652
14-Jan-43 Rudolf Klemm 9./JG54 MiG-3 4000m 12.25 07 594
15-Jan-43 Rudolf Klemm 9./JG54 Pe-2 50m 11.30 17 513
18-Jan-43 Rudolf Klemm 9./JG54 DB-3 1500m 07.55 07 772
17-Apr-43 Rudolf Klemm 8./JG54 B-17 Fortress 7200m 13.21 15km SW Ahlhorn
14-May-43 Rudolf Klemm 9./JG54 B-24 Liberator 7600m 12.08 Rieseby (8km N Eckernforde)
09-Oct-43 Rudolf Klemm 7./JG54 B-17 Fortress 4-5000m 11.30 BG-71 (Neubrandenburg)
09-Oct-43 Rudolf Klemm 7./JG54 B-17 Fortress 4-5000m 12.00 BG-71
20-Feb-44 Rudolf Klemm 7./JG54 B-17 Fortress 6200m 12.45 GT
22-Feb-44 Rudolf Klemm 7./JG54 B-17 Fortress 7500m 13.45 JT-42 (E Detmold)
06-Mar-44 Rudolf Klemm 7./JG54 B-24 Liberator 4000m 14.28 EQ (Soge-Cloppenburg)
06-Mar-44 Rudolf Klemm 7./JG54 B-17 Fortress 5800m 12.07 EQ-9 to EQ-7 (Loningen)
08-Apr-44 Rudolf Klemm 7./JG54 P-38 Lightning 500m 16.25 ES 7 (SW Twistringen)
08-Apr-44 Rudolf Klemm 7./JG54 B-24 Liberator 6500m 13.53 EA 7 (14km N Celle)
15-Jul-44 Rudolf Klemm 12./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1200m 14.33 50 177
20-Jul-44 Rudolf Klemm 12./JG54 Yak-9 2500m 18.58 32 813
05-Aug-44 Rudolf Klemm 15./JG54 Yak-9 1200m 16.28 12 188
06-Aug-44 Rudolf Klemm 15./JG54 Yak-9 1400m 14.55 12 363
27-Aug-44 Rudolf Klemm 15./JG54 Yak-9 2600m 16.14 13 235
01-Sep-44 Rudolf Klemm 15./JG54 Yak-11 900m 14.04 13 527
26-Sep-44 Rudolf Klemm 15./JG54 P-47 Thunderbolt 50m 14.16 05 Ost S/JN 1-3 (Doetinchem)
18-Dec-44 Rudolf Klemm Stab IV./JG54 P-47 Thunderbolt 1800m 10.33 PN-5 (S Bullingen)
18-Dec-44 Rudolf Klemm Stab IV./JG54 P-47 Thunderbolt 100m 10.42 PO-5 (W Adenau)
19-Mar-45 Rudolf Klemm Stab IV./JG26 P-51 Mustang   13.35 GQ3 10km NW Nordhorn



Gerhard Kroll

Units: 9./JG-54 (1/1/45), 15./JG-26

Awards: EK 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109G-5 WNr 27119 'Yellow 11' (lost), Fw 190D-9 WNr 210960 'White 19' (? dam 1/1/45), Fw 190D-9 'Yel 9'

Remarks: Shot down with wounds 1 January, 1945 by friendly AA fire in 'White 19', borrowed from 4/JG-26, west of Rotterdam and forced to belly land. Kroll crashed another D-9, Wk# unknown, north of Groningen Holland (on Spoordijk) on 24 February, 1945 (De Swart). Kroll was Oblt Heilmann's wingman on 25 March, 1945. On this day, he was shot down by a Tempest from RAF No. 222 Squadron, and burned for the third time. These burns took him out of the war. Shot down w/wounds 8 April, 1944 in 'Yellow 11' over Lüneburg Germany. Downed 21 & 24 Feb., '45 w/o wounds.



Günther Sahl

Units: 8./JG-54

Awards: Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109G-6 WNr 26048 'Black 8' (lost)

Remarks: KIA 9 April, 1944 over northern Germany, at Rastorf-Holstein.



Artur Stern

Awards: EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109F-4/R1 WNr13102, G-2's; WNr's 10803 & 14232, G-4 WNr14886 'Black 12' (lost)

Remarks: KIA 11 March, 1943 in Werk# 14886 near Lille/Le Courbeau. Wounded three times previous; 4 July, 1942 in F-4 # 13102 'Black ?' at Kotly airfield, the AC 95% damaged. On 27 October, 1942 in G-2/tr Wk# 10803 'Black ?' near Lesibzy, the AC 45% damaged. On 27 November, 1942 in G-2 # 14232 'Black ?' in a Mid-air collision over Leningrad/Kukuschkino. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 1 September, 1942. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 2 September, 1942. A 3rd, an Il-2 on 5 September, 1942. A 4th, a MiG-3 on 16 September, 1942. A 5th, an Il-2 on 29 September, 1942. Two MiG-3's on 4 October, 1942. an 8th, a P-40 on 7 October, 1942. Nos 9 & 10, both MiG-3's on 6 November, 1942. An 11th, an Il-2 on 27 November, 1942.

Asisbiz database list of 11 aerial victories for Artur Stern

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
01-Sep-42 Artur Stern 8./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
100m 10.07 10 893
02-Sep-42 Artur Stern 8./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 18.35 00 242
05-Sep-42 Artur Stern 8./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
300m 18.35 00 122
16-Sep-42 Artur Stern 8./JG54 MiG-3 50m 09.56 10 271
29-Sep-42 Artur Stern 8./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 17.43 00 221
04-Oct-42 Artur Stern 8./JG54 MiG-3 50m 13.03 10 413
04-Oct-42 Artur Stern 8./JG54 MiG-3 30m 10.15 00 264
07-Oct-42 Artur Stern 8./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk 50m 11.45 00 254
06-Nov-42 Artur Stern 8./JG54 MiG-3 200m 08.45 38 771
06-Nov-42 Artur Stern 8./JG54 MiG-3 3000m 08.40 38 743
27-Nov-42 Artur Stern 8./JG54 LaGG-3 150m 14.32 90 251

Knights-Cross

Wilhelm Schilling

Units: 2./JG-21 (5/40), 9./JG-54 (6/41 S.U.), Stfkpt 9./JG-54, Instr., Stafkpt I/EJG-1

Awards: RK(11/3/42), DK-G(8/17/42), EP(7/1/42), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant

Known Aircraft: Bf 109F-4, Bf 109 G-2 WNr10436 'Yellow 3' (9/16/42 when wounded), Bf 109G-6's; WNr's 440141& 27068 (belly land 2/10/44), both 'Yellow 1+I' (WIA in both) (all JG-54)

Remarks: 538 combat missions. 3 bombers. All victories probably in Russia. Plus 13 victories unconfirmed. His 1st victory, a Hurricane over Brussels, 12 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane on 12 August, 1940, no location. His 3rd, a Spitfire near Ashford on 5 September, 1940. His 4th, a Blenheim 25 km W of Bergen-aan-Zee on 8 November, 1940. His 5th, another Blenheim on 9 November, 1940, no location. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 23 June, 1941. An I-26 on 28 October, 1941. Seriously wounded by AA fire in Russia on 14 February, 1942 in Werk# 27068 'Yellow 1+I' (lost), 2 km southeast of Nienburg. A Soviet P-40 on 9 March, 1942. A Soviet P-40 on 14 June, 1942. A MiG-3 on 22 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 10 September, 1942. Two MiG-3's on 11 September, 1942. Wounded 9/16/42 in #10436 'Yellow 3' over Dubrowka and 2/20/44 in # 440141 'Yellow 1+I' (lost) over Dehnsen/Alfeld. Was Flight instructor prior to returning to EJG-1. Deceased 14 March, 2000.

Asisbiz Database of 46 aerial victories for Wilhelm Schilling

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
12-May-40 Wilhelm Schilling 2./JG21 Hurricane   10.05 Brussel
12-Aug-40 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 Hurricane   18.36  
05-Sep-40 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 Spitfire   10.49  
08-Nov-40 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 Blenheim   09.50 25km West of Bergen-aan-Zee
09-Nov-40 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 Blenheim   09.50  
23-Jun-41 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 SB-2   11.50  
11-Jul-41 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 I-18   15.30  
25-Aug-41 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 I-16 Rata   12.45  
10-Sep-41 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 I-18   14.50  
11-Sep-41 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 I-18   09.47  
15-Sep-41 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 I-15 Rata   15.30  
23-Sep-41 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 I-18   13.10  
29-Sep-41 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 I-18   18.15  
07-Oct-41 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 I-18   15.15  
11-Oct-41 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  15.33  
28-Oct-41 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 I-26   12.25  
05-Nov-41 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 I-26   15.08  
14-Nov-41 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 Kurier Flzg.   15.15  
09-Mar-42 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   17.02  
13-Mar-42 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   09.52  
14-Mar-42 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 I-18   09.10  
14-Mar-42 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 I-18   09.20  
29-Mar-42 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 I-26   10.15  
06-Apr-42 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   10.45  
24-Apr-42 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 Yak-1   13.02  
25-Apr-42 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   14.41  
13-May-42 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   04.10  
28-May-42 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 I-16 Rata 500m 08.58 11 793
10-Jun-42 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 MiG-3   09.38  
14-Jun-42 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   17.40  
20-Jun-42 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   19.07  
22-Aug-42 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 MiG-3 30m 13.02 38 313
27-Aug-42 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 MiG-3 1000m 16.43 10 113
28-Aug-42 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 MiG-3 800m 14.05 10 184
31-Aug-42 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 MiG-3 2000m 05.15 10 223
31-Aug-42 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 LaGG-3 500m 14.40 10 191
01-Sep-42 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 LaGG-3 1700m 12.24 10 191
02-Sep-42 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 MiG-3 2000m 05.18 10 241
03-Sep-42 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 04.55 10 191
06-Sep-42 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 09.59 10 144
09-Sep-42 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 17.35 10 151
10-Sep-42 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 11.08 10 173
11-Sep-42 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 MiG-3 1800m 07.30 00 264
11-Sep-42 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 MiG-3 600m 11.50 00 264
12-Sep-42 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 P-2 2000m 06.24 00 254
24-Feb-44 Wilhelm Schilling 9./JG54 B-17 Fortress 5500m 15.20 UD-45 (NW Regensburg)



Friedrich 'Fritz' Ungar

Units: JG-107, JGr-West, 9./JG-54 (10/43 Schwerin), 2, 11, & 14./JG-54 (5/45)

Awards: EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109G-6 WNr 19839 'Yel 10' (30%), Bf 109 G-6/U4 WNr 440180 'Yel 6' (lost), Fw 190D-9 'White 4' in 9/JG-54

Remarks: Shot down with foot wounds 6 March, 1944 in 'Yellow 6' over Homfeld/Hoya by a P-47's of 56FG, piloted by Lt Barney Casteel. He made a force landing in a field at Homfeld. He crash landed on 9 October, 1943, his 'Yellow 10' was reported damaged 30% over Nakskov Denmark, however Ungar escaped injury. (Both incidents in 9/JG-54). Entered combat alongside JG-26 in late Dec. '44 after being equipped with the Fw 190D 'Long Nose'. One known victory, a Typhoon of RCAF No. 439 Sq. on 29 December, 1944. He was the sole survivor of JG-54's worst lost on 'Swartze Tag' (Black Day), 29 December, 1944, where 31 out of 70 AC were lost to Allied fighters. Flugbuch (5/43 to 5/45).



Josef Zwernemann

Units: 7./JG-52 (7/40), 3./JG-77, 2./JG-11, Stfkpt 1./JG-11 (2/44)

Awards: RK(6/23/42)-EL(10/31/42), Rom.Ord, DK-G(5/25/42), EP(12/12/41), EK 1 & 2, Ftr Oper.Clasp w/Pend

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E(7/JG-52), Fw 190A-7 WNr 07169 'Black 1'(2/JG-11), Fw 190A-7 WNr 431164 (lost 4/8/44)

Remarks: KIA 8 April, 1944. Shot down by Mustangs at Anrewitz, west of Gardelegen, Germany. Werk# 431164 'White 11'. Reportedly shot in his chute. Werk # 07169 was shared with Alwin Doppler. Approximately 600 combat missions. 20 victories in the West. His 1st western victory, a Spitfire NE of Margate on 24 July, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, a Yak-1 on 26 August, 1942. Three Yak-1's on 31 August, 1942, one of many multiple victories. Another multiple, three LaGG-3's on 8 September, 1942. Three Il-2's on 13 September, 1942. Six victories on 22 September, 1942; two Yak-1's and four LaGG-3's. A Yak-1 and three LaGG-3's on 19 October, 1942. Three Lagg-3's, an Il-2 and an I-16 Rata on 29 November, 1942. He downed the famous Russian Ace Lt Dimitry Glinka of 45 IAP on in a P-39. Victory 118 was a P-38 in the Hannover-Braunschweig area on 10 February, 1944. His 125th victory, a B-24 at Uelzen on 8 April, 1944. His 126th, a P-51 at Salzwedel, same day, and the day of his death. Photo

Asisbiz database list of 62 aerial victories for Josef Zwernemann

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
24 July 1940 Josef Zwernemann 7./JG52 Spitfire   13:26 NE Margate
26 August 1942 Josef Zwernemann 7./JG52 Yak-1 Low Level 09:11 49 214
27 August 1942 Josef Zwernemann 7./JG52 LaGG-3 1500m 10:39 49 214
31 August 1942 Josef Zwernemann 7./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 17:05 59 251
31 August 1942 Josef Zwernemann 7./JG52 Yak-1 2500m 17:08 59 252
31 August 1942 Josef Zwernemann 7./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 17:15 59 263
01 September 1942 Josef Zwernemann 7./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 08:34 49 391
03 September 1942 Josef Zwernemann 7./JG52 LaGG-3 3000m 11:48 40 781
05 September 1942 Josef Zwernemann 7./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 2500m 06:25 49 452
08 September 1942 Josef Zwernemann 7./JG52 LaGG-3 1000m 16:30 40 152
08 September 1942 Josef Zwernemann 7./JG52 LaGG-3 800m 16:12 40 142
08 September 1942 Josef Zwernemann 7./JG52 LaGG-3 1500m 16:28 40 153
09 September 1942 Josef Zwernemann 7./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 16:05 49 364
09 September 1942 Josef Zwernemann 7./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 16:06 49 334
12 September 1942 Josef Zwernemann 7./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 16:03 44 272
13 September 1942 Josef Zwernemann 7./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik 150m 06:33 49 362
13 September 1942 Josef Zwernemann 7./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 06:30 49 334
13 September 1942 Josef Zwernemann 7./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 06:31 49 334
14 September 1942 Josef Zwernemann 7./JG52 LaGG-3 1500m 16:04 49 413
14 September 1942 Josef Zwernemann 7./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik 150m 16:25 49 272
22 September 1942 Josef Zwernemann 7./JG52 LaGG-3 2000m 16:25 49 281
22 September 1942 Josef Zwernemann 7./JG52 Yak-1 4000m 06:22 40 582
22 September 1942 Josef Zwernemann 7./JG52 Yak-1 3000m 06:36 40 592
22 September 1942 Josef Zwernemann 7./JG52 LaGG-3 2000m 16:23 49 253
22 September 1942 Josef Zwernemann 7./JG52 LaGG-3 2500m 16:23 49 254
22 September 1942 Josef Zwernemann 7./JG52 LaGG-3 3000m 16:12 49 421
23 September 1942 Josef Zwernemann 7./JG52 Yak-1 3000m 06:33 40 784
23 September 1942 Josef Zwernemann 7./JG52 Yak-1 4000m 06:32 49 122
25 September 1942 Josef Zwernemann 7./JG52 Yak-1 3000m 16:13 40 753
27 September 1942 Josef Zwernemann 7./JG52 LaGG-3 1000m 08:12 49 441
27 September 1942 Josef Zwernemann 7./JG52 LaGG-3 4000m 08:11 49 413
05 October 1942 Josef Zwernemann 9./JG52 LaGG-3 4500m 12:08 44 574
19 October 1942 Josef Zwernemann 9./JG52 LaGG-3 1500m 07:46 44 454
19 October 1942 Josef Zwernemann 9./JG52 LaGG-3 1000m 07:46 44 454
19 October 1942 Josef Zwernemann 9./JG52 Yak-1 1500m 07:38 44 452
19 October 1942 Josef Zwernemann 9./JG52 LaGG-3 200m 07:42 44 491
25 October 1942 Josef Zwernemann 9./JG52 Yak-1 2200m 15:32 34 413
25 October 1942 Josef Zwernemann 9./JG52 Yak-1 1500m 15:35 34 414
31 October 1942 Josef Zwernemann 9./JG52 LaGG-3 1000m 09:42 44 752
01 November 1942 Josef Zwernemann 9./JG52 I-16 Rata 400m 11:24 44 271
05 November 1942 Josef Zwernemann 9./JG52 LaGG-3 2500m 13:42 44 853
05 November 1942 Josef Zwernemann 9./JG52 LaGG-3 2000m 13:44 44 853
24 November 1942 Josef Zwernemann 9./JG52 I-16 Rata Rata 1000m 12:32 44 843
24 November 1942 Josef Zwernemann 9./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik 20m 12:43 44 751
29 November 1942 Josef Zwernemann 9./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik 1500m 10:23 44 724
29 November 1942 Josef Zwernemann 9./JG52 LaGG-3 2000m 10:25 44 733
29 November 1942 Josef Zwernemann 9./JG52 LaGG-3 2500m 13:30 44 762
29 November 1942 Josef Zwernemann 9./JG52 LaGG-3 2000m 13:32 44 733
29 November 1942 Josef Zwernemann 9./JG52 I-16 Rata Rata 2000m 13:43 44 724
15 April 1943 Josef Zwernemann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 12:52 85 141
16 April 1943 Josef Zwernemann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 14:53 85 141
20 April 1943 Josef Zwernemann 9./JG52 LaGG-3 2000m 16:16 75 424
28 April 1943 Josef Zwernemann 9./JG52 LaGG 5000m 16:38 75 262
06 May 1943 Josef Zwernemann 9./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 17:00 75 264
10 February 1944 Josef Zwernemann 1./JG11 P-38 Lightning     FU-FB Hannover-Braunschweig
24 February 1944 Josef Zwernemann 1./JG11 B-24 Liberator 7000m 13:37 05 Ost S/NA-7 (SW Gotha)
03 March 1944 Josef Zwernemann 1./JG11 B-17 Fortress   12:04 -
06 March 1944 Josef Zwernemann 1./JG11 B-17 Fortress 6500m 14:18 05 Ost S/ES-9 (SE Bassum)
06 March 1944 Josef Zwernemann 1./JG11 B-17 Fortress 7000m 11:55 05 Ost S/EP (Raum Haselunne)
08 March 1944 Josef Zwernemann 1./JG11 B-17 Fortress 8000m 13:05 FU bei Schwarmstedt
08 April 1944 Josef Zwernemann 1./JG11 P-51 Mustang 6500m 13:48 05 Ost EB/Salzwedel
08 April 1944 Josef Zwernemann 1./JG11 B-24 Liberator 6500m 13:47 05 Ost S/EB Uelzen



Herbert Biermann

Units: 7./JG-54 (4/42 Russia), 2./JG-1 (7/42), 5./JG-11 (5/43), 4./JGr West (12/43)

Awards: EP, EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109F & G-1 in JG-1, Bf 109F-2 WNr 8190 'VD+AE' (lost in JG-54), K 135(?) 10% dam.in JG-54

Remarks: Shot down with wounds 12 February, 1942 in his F-2 over the Siwerskaja airfield, S.U.. On 16 May, 1942, no disposition of Biermann is given in this 'K 135' incident which happened at the Siwerskaja airfield also. One known Soviet victory, a Yak-1 on 9 May, 1942. One known western victory, a Photo Recon Spitfire 20 km N of Emden on 7 September, 1942. On 17 April, 1943, while in 5/JG-11, flying the Fw 190A-4 & 5, he opposed B-17's, downing one-his 4th victory, over Wilhelmshaven/Emden, flying out of Jever. Another B-17 claimed on 19 May, 1943 on the Kiel raid. His 6th, a B-17 (HSS) at Schaal See on 25 July, 1943. His 7th, a P-47 38 km NW of Nordeney on 27 September, 1943. His 8th, a B-24 off Ile d' Oleron on 31 December, 1943. The Bf 109G-1 in JG-1 was Werk # 14047 'Black 8' in which Biermann made a force landing W of Emden due to engine trouble. Survived the war; a friend of Knoke.

Asisbiz database list of 8 aerial victories for Herbert Biermann

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
Wednesday, April 29, 1942 Herbert Biermann 7./JG54 I-18   15:35  
Saturday, May 9, 1942 Herbert Biermann 7./JG54 Yak-1   05:32  
Saturday, July 11, 1942 Herbert Biermann 2./JG1 Mosquito   19:09 Flensburg
Monday, September 7, 1942 Herbert Biermann 2./JG1 PR Spitfire 1000m 10:27 20km N. Emden (Beer 20km S. Norden)
Saturday, April 17, 1943 Herbert Biermann 5./JG11 B-17 Fortress Hss 1000m 13:30 bei Bagband (NE Leer)
Sunday, July 25, 1943 Herbert Biermann 5./JG11 B-17 Fortress Hss 8200m 17:30 BP 96 (Schaal See)
Monday, September 27, 1943 Herbert Biermann 5./JG11 P-47 Thunderbolt 7500m 11:25 UP-6 (38km NW Nordeney)
Friday, December 31, 1943 Herbert Biermann 4./JGr.West B-24 Liberator 4500m 12:30 NR-4 (off Ile d Oleron)



Josef Brechtle - Josef Brechtl

Units: 7./JG-54 (Finland)

Awards: DK-G, EP, EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109F-4 WNr 12633 'White 6' (6/42), Bf 109G-2 WNr 13666 'Blue 2' (lost)

Remarks: MIA 6 January, 1943 south of Welikije-Luki. On 2 December, 1942 he was flying his F-2 when it sustained 20% damage near Tschudowo. His first known Soviet victory, an I-18 on 18 November, 1941. An I-16 on 30 December, 1941. A Soviet P-40 on 13 March, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 22 March, 1942. An I-26 on 23 March, 1942. A Yak-1 on 27 June, 1942. A Pe-2 on 1 July, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 10 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 11 August, 1942. An I-16 Rata and a LaGG-3 on 21 August, 1942. An Il-2 and a MiG-3 on 27 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 30 August, 1942. A P-40 on 3 September, 1942. A MiG-3 on 7 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 20 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 23 September, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 30 September, 1942. A Yak-4 on 12 October, 1942. An Il-2 on 26 October, 1942. A MiG-3 10 km SE of Velikiye Luki on 16 December, 1942. A MiG-3 9 km NNE of Velikiye Luki on 17 December, 1942. His last victory, a LaGG-3 on 6 January, 1943, the day he went missing.

Asisbiz database list of 25 aerial victories for Josef Brechtle - Josef Brechtl

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
Tuesday, November 18, 1941 Josef Brechtl 7./JG54 I-18   15:20  
Tuesday, December 30, 1941 Josef Brechtl 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   12:42  
Friday, March 13, 1942 Josef Brechtl 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   14:05  
Sunday, March 22, 1942 Josef Brechtl 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   08:55  
Monday, March 23, 1942 Josef Brechtl 7./JG54 I-26   16:23  
Saturday, June 27, 1942 Josef Brechtl 7./JG54 Yak-1   12:27  
Wednesday, July 1, 1942 Josef Brechtl 7./JG54 Pe-2   18:55  
Monday, August 10, 1942 Josef Brechtl 7./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 19:15 29 771
Tuesday, August 11, 1942 Josef Brechtl 7./JG54 LaGG-3 800m 16:33 28 124
Friday, August 21, 1942 Josef Brechtl 7./JG54 I-16 Rata 500m 08:17 00 282
Friday, August 21, 1942 Josef Brechtl 7./JG54 LaGG-3 6500m 15:30 00 242
Thursday, August 27, 1942 Josef Brechtl 7./JG54 MiG-3 1500m 16:44 10 111
Thursday, August 27, 1942 Josef Brechtl 7./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 12:52 10 153
Sunday, August 30, 1942 Josef Brechtl 7./JG54 LaGG-3 4500m 12:50 90 652
Thursday, September 3, 1942 Josef Brechtl 4./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 3000m 14:32 20 144
Monday, September 7, 1942 Josef Brechtl 7./JG54 MiG-3 3000m 08:45 10 193
Sunday, September 20, 1942 Josef Brechtl 7./JG54 Yak-1 1200m 06:47 10 241
Wednesday, September 23, 1942 Josef Brechtl 7./JG54 LaGG-3 200m 11:26 20 124
Wednesday, September 30, 1942 Josef Brechtl 7./JG54 I-16 Rata 1500m 13:45 00 263
Monday, October 12, 1942 Josef Brechtl 4./JG54 Yak-4 1500m 10:43 10 452
Monday, October 26, 1942 Josef Brechtl 7./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 55m 14:03 29 574
Wednesday, December 16, 1942 Josef Brechtl 7./JG54 MiG-3 3000m 08:25 10km SE Velikye-Luki
Thursday, December 17, 1942 Josef Brechtl 7./JG54 MiG-3 400m 10:40 9km NNE Veliyke-Luki
Wednesday, January 6, 1943 Josef Brechtl 7./JG54 Dogfight     Dogfight S Velikye-Luki
Wednesday, January 6, 1943 Josef Brechtl 7./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 07:44 07 681



Heinz Lange

Heinz Lange was born on 2 October 1917 in Köln. His father served as a pilot instructor in the Imperial Air Service. Lange entered the Luftskriegsschule Wildpark-Werder in 1937. After completing his training he joined 4./JG234 at Düsseldorf, later serving with II./JG132 and II./JG26. On 15 July 1939, Lange was transferred to 1./JG21 based at Gutenfeld in East Prussia. He flew his first combat missions during the Polish campaign. Afterwards, I./JG21 was deployed to the German Bight. Leutnant Lange claimed his first victory on 30 October 1939 when he shot down a RAF Blenheim twin-engine bomber near Quakenbück. I./JG21 participated in the French campaign. On 6 June, I./JG21 was redesignated III./JG54 and Lange was assigned to the Stabsstaffel. In August, Lange was promoted to Oberleutnant and was transferred to 8./JG54 on 25 August. By the end of October he had flown 76 missions during the Battle of Britain, including 32 over London and 13 in the fighter-bomber role. During the Balkan campaign, Lange flew six missions and three strafing attacks while based at Arad, Rumania. During Operation Barbarossa, III./JG54 flew in support of Army Group North in its drive on Leningrad. Lange had claimed seven victories before he was named Staffelkapitän of 1./JG54 on 1 October 1941. On 26 October he claimed the destruction of three locomotives. By the end of the year he had flown 45 missions over the Leningrad-Schlüsselburg-Wolchow area. Lange was appointed Staffelkapitän of III./JG51 on 6 November 1942.

After his 500th mission in February 1943, Lange was promoted to Hauptmann. During spring 1943, JG51 attacked the numerous railway lines located behind the Russian lines in preparation for Operation Citadel. On 22 August, he claimed a La-5, a Yak-1 and two Il-2s thus reaching a total of 40 victories. On 1 January 1944, he claimed his 50th victory.

From 7 January 1944, Lange was appointed acting Gruppenkommandeur of I./JG54. On 9 May 1944, Lange was named Gruppenkommandeur of IV./JG51. During July he claimed five more victories over Galicia. From August, IV./JG51 was based at Modlin, Poland primarily in the Stuka escorting role. The unit took part in support of operations against Russian bridgeheads over the Narew and Vistula rivers, as well as engaging Mediterranean-based American aircraft conducting fighter sweeps over the Eastern Front. On 15 October, Lange claimed his 70th victory for which he was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 18 November. He was promoted to Major on 1 January 1945. IV./JG51 participated in the evacuation of Danzig before receiving orders on 20 March to begin conversion to the Fw190A-8 and Fw190D-9 at Anklam. On 2 April 1944, Lange was appointed the sixth, and last, Geschwaderkommodore of JG51, although it was not until 12 April that he relinquished command of IV./JG51 to Oberleutnant Günther Josten (178 victories, RK-EL). On 28 April, Stab JG51 was disbanded and Lange returned as Gruppenkommandeur of IV./JG51. In the three weeks from 15 April until the end of the war, IV./JG51 claimed 115 victories for the loss of only five pilots. He flew his last mission on 29 April over Berlin.

After the war, Lange received a doctorate in law from the University of Kiel and worked for an insurance company. He remains an active member of JG51 veterans' organizations. Heinz Lange flew 628 missions and claimed 70 victories, all but one on the Eastern Front. Included in his total are 24 Il-2 Sturmoviks and 12 Bomber.

List of aerial victories for Heinz Lange

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location / Comments
1. 30.9.1939 12:50 Blenhiem 1./JG21 Gross-Bersen/Emsland / Blenheim I (L1415) of 18 Sqn, RAF flown by F/O DF Elliott
2. 30.6.1941 14:48 DB-3 8./JG54  
3. 5.7.1941 12:30 DB-3 8./JG54  
4. 5.7.1941 12:32 DB-3 8./JG54  
5. 29.7.1941 13:45 SB-3 8./JG54  
6. 2.8.1941 18:40 I-18 8./JG54  
7. 23.9.1941 11:02 I-18 8./JG54  
8. 7.10.1941 16:40 MBR-2 1./JG54  
9. 3.2.1942 14:27 I-18 1./JG54  
10. 6.2.1942 14:10 R-5 1./JG54  
11. 14.3.1942 16:17 Il-2 1./JG54  
12. 15.5.1942 10:51 Yak-1 1./JG54  
20. 20.9.1942 - E/a 1./JG54  
21. 4.12.1942 - Il-2 III./JG51  
22. 4.12.1942 - Il-2 III./JG51  
23. 17.12.1942 - Il-2 III./JG51  
24. 17.12.1942 - Il-2 III./JG51  
? 7.1.1943 8:01 Il-2 III./JG51 7 683
? 5.7.1943 15:55 Yak-1 III./JG51 63 613
37. 22.8.1943 - La-5 III./JG51  
38. 22.8.1943 - Yak-1 III./JG51  
39. 22.8.1943 - Il-2 III./JG51  
40. 22.8.1943 - Il-2 III./JG51  
? 21.10.1943 - Yak-9 III./JG51  
50.? 1.1.1944 13:55 E/a III./JG51 S Vitebsk: 100m
50.? 1.1.1944 13:57 E/a III./JG51 S Vitebsk: 200m
50.? 1.1.1944 13:57 E/a III./JG51 S Vitebsk: 200m
? 4.1.1944 11:48 Il-2m3 Stab I./JG51 W Vitebsk: 600m
? 4.1.1944 11:57 Il-2m3 Stab I./JG51 W Vitebsk: 300m
? 4.1.1944 12:00 Il-2m3 Stab I./JG51 W Vitebsk: 200m
? 6.1.1944 9:59 Il-2m3 Stab I./JG51 5 193
? VII.1944 - 5 victories Stab IV./JG51 Galicia
70. 15.10.1944 - E/a Stab IV./JG51  

Victories : 70
Awards : Ehrenpokal (27 October 1942)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (17 May 1943)
Ritterkeuz (18 November 1944)
Units : JG21, JG54, JG51

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Asisbiz database list of 70 aerial victories for Heinz Lange

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
30-Oct-39 Heinz Lange 1./JG21   12.50 Gross-Bersen/Emsland
30-Jun-41 Heinz Lange 8./JG54 DB-3   14.48 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
05-Jul-41 Heinz Lange 8./JG54 DB-3   12.30 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
05-Jul-41 Heinz Lange 8./JG54 DB-3   12.32 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
29-Jul-41 Heinz Lange 8./JG54 SB-3   13.45 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
02-Aug-41 Heinz Lange 8./JG54 I-18   18.40 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
23-Sep-41 Heinz Lange 8./JG54 I-18   11.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
07-Oct-41 Heinz Lange 1./JG54 MBR-2   16.40 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
03-Feb-42 Heinz Lange 1./JG54 I-18   14.27 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
06-Feb-42 Heinz Lange 1./JG54 R-5   14.10 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
14-Mar-42 Heinz Lange 1./JG54   16.17 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
01-May-42 Heinz Lange 1./JG54 MiG-3 3500m 16.27 1928
15-May-42 Heinz Lange 1./JG54 Yak-1   10.51 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
07-Aug-42 Heinz Lange 1./JG54 Yak-1 900m 12.22 20 522
07-Aug-42 Heinz Lange 1./JG54 Yak-1 900m 12.22 20 5223
23-Aug-42 Heinz Lange 1./JG54 50m 09.27 47 592
29-Aug-42 Heinz Lange 1./JG54 I-16 Rata 1700m 07.02 10 142
30-Sep-42 Heinz Lange 1./JG54 I-16 Rata 2100m 10.27 00 264
17-Dec-42 Heinz Lange III./JG51 1200m 13.44 NE Syberplowka
17-Dec-42 Heinz Lange III./JG51 900m 13.46 NE Syberplowka
07-Jan-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 600m 08.01 07 683
17-Jan-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 MiG-3 1800m 11.15 07 754
24-Feb-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 MiG-3 800m 07.35 54 283
11-May-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 LaGG-3 1800m 13.34 63 521
28-May-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 I-153 1000m 08.11 64 353
28-May-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 I-153 1000m 08.11 54 353
10-Jun-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 19.28 44 383
05-Jul-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 Yak-1 2500m 15.55 63 613
11-Jul-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 LaGG-5 2200m 17.27 63 611
12-Jul-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 05.55 63 239
12-Jul-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 700m 06.02 64 896
15-Aug-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 800m 13.29 51 846 (SE Bogoduchoff)
17-Aug-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 500m 09.45 41 631
18-Aug-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 Pe-2 3000m 10.05 SSE Charkov
18-Aug-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 600m 07.41 60 187
26-Aug-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 500m 15.10 West of Charkov
31-Aug-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 LaGG-5 2500m 17.44 SE Yelnya
31-Aug-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 LaGG-5 2000m 17.58 35 388
05-Sep-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 LaGG-3 3800m 06.25 N Smolensk
06-Sep-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 A-20 Boston III 6000m 15.37 West of Novgorod
06-Sep-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 LaGG-3 3000m 17.56 S Yelnya
14-Sep-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 Pe-2 1300m 07.17 NW Yelnya
20-Sep-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 Yak-9 4000m 15.30 SE Smolensk
26-Sep-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 Yak-9 5200m 12.31 Smolensk
21-Oct-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 Yak-9 4000m 13.44 Loyev
22-Oct-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 Pe-2 1200m 12.01 5km E Loyev
29-Oct-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 30m 14.07 E Dubrovno
01-Jan-44 Heinz Lange III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H 200m 13.57 South of Vitebsk
01-Jan-44 Heinz Lange III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H 100m 13.55 South of Vitebsk
01-Jan-44 Heinz Lange III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H 200m 13.57 South of Vitebsk
04-Jan-44 Heinz Lange Stab I./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 12.00 West of Vitebsk
04-Jan-44 Heinz Lange Stab I./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 11.57 West of Vitebsk
04-Jan-44 Heinz Lange Stab I./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 600m 11.48 West of Vitebsk
06-Jan-44 Heinz Lange III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 09.59 05 193
29-Jun-44 Heinz Lange Stab IV./JG51 LaGG-5 4000m 10.12 95 748
24-Jul-44 Heinz Lange Stab III./JG51 P-39 Aircobra 400m 13.37 21 845
31-Jul-44 Heinz Lange Stab II./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 600m 11.48 45 141
17-Aug-44 Heinz Lange Stab IV./JG51 Yak-9 300m 11.02 36 346
29-Aug-44 Heinz Lange Stab IV./JG51 Yak-9 1800m 09.53 13 518
05-Sep-44 Heinz Lange Stab IV./JG51 LaGG-5 1500m 09.50 13 368
07-Oct-44 Heinz Lange Stab IV./JG51 A-20 Boston III 3500m 15.56 03 468
07-Oct-44 Heinz Lange Stab IV./JG51 A-20 Boston III 3200m 15.58 03 468
07-Oct-44 Heinz Lange Stab IV./JG51 A-20 Boston III 2000m 13.24 13 318
10-Oct-44 Heinz Lange Stab IV./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 15.25 13 545
15-Oct-44 Heinz Lange Stab IV./JG51 Yak-7 800m 11.11 13 573
15-Oct-44 Heinz Lange Stab IV./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 400m 11.44 13 544
16-Oct-44 Heinz Lange Stab IV./JG51 Yak-9 700m 14.50 13 179



Walter 'Nowi' Nowotny Major

Walter 'Nowi' Nowotny was born on 7 December 1920 at Ceske Velenice/Gmünd on the Czechoslovakian/Austrian border. He joined the Luftwaffe on 1 October 1939. His flying training was completed at Jagfliegerschule 5 at Schwechat, near Vienna. Nowotny was posted to JG54 on 23 February 1941. Leutnant Nowotny was assigned to 9./JG54. His first four weeks with the unit were served with the Stabsschwarm of Ergänzungsgruppe/JG54. He claimed his first victories over Ösel Island on 19 July, when he shot down two Russian I-153 biplane fighters. However, he was, in turn, shot down in Bf-109 E-7 (W.Nr. 1137) 'White 2' by an I-153, flown by the future Russian ace Alexandr Avdeev (13 victories, killed in action 12 August 1942) of 153 IAP, VVS, over Riga Bay in this engagement. After three days and nights at sea in a rubber dinghy, Nowotny finally reached the shore. He recorded his 10th victory on 13 September.

On 11 March 1942, Nowotny transferred to 3./JG54. He shot down five Russian fighters on 20 July. On 2 August 1942, Nowotny claimed seven enemy aircraft shot down to record his 48th through 54th victories. On 11 August, he shot down two Russian MiG-3 fighters. His Bf109G-2 (W.Nr. 10360) was hit in the engagement and caught fire. Nowotny was able to bring the burning aircraft back to his base for a crash-landing, although he did suffer some injuries. Leutnant Nowotny was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 4 September for 56 victories. Nowotny, was appointed Staffelkapitän of 1./JG54 on 25 October 1942. He recorded his 75th victory on 20 March 1943. On 26 March 1943, Nowotny met the first Russian flown Spitfire fighters, operated by the 26 GvIAP of the Leningrad Air Defence, and shot down one of them for his 79th victory. In June, he shot down 41 enemy aircraft, including five on 1 June (84-88), six on 8 June (93-98), his 100th victory on 15 June, six on 21 June (109-114) and 10 on 24 June (115-124). On 10 August 1943, Nowotny was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of I./JG54. He recorded 49 Soviet planes shot down in August 1943, including nine on 13 August (129–137), six on 18 August (146-151) and seven on the 21 August (155-161).

His prolific scoring continued in September when he shot down 45 enemy aircraft during the month. On 1 September 1943, he shot down ten enemy aircraft (174-183); five in the space of 12 minutes during a morning sortie and another five in nine minutes at noon. He shot down six enemy aircraft the next day (184-189). On 4 September, Oberleutnant Nowotny was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 293) for 189 victories. He shot down five enemy aircraft on 8 September, including his 200th victory. On 14 and 15 September, he claimed six enemy aircraft on each day to raise his victory total to 215. Hauptmann Nowotny was awarded the Schwertern (Nr 37) on 22 September for 218 victories. During his last ten days on the Eastern Front, ending on 14 October 1943, Nowotny shot down 32 Russian aircraft, including eight on 9 October (224-231) and six on 13 (239-244) and 14 October (245-250). Nowotny was the first pilot in history to pass 250 victories and was now the top-scoring fighter ace of the Luftwaffe. On 19 October, he became the eighth recipient of the Brillanten. The Nazi propaganda machine turned Nowotny into a 'superstar' of the Luftwaffe. He had received the highest military awards available: Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub, Schwertern und Brillanten and was withdrawn from combat activity by the High Command. During the following months, his main role was to perform propaganda and moral-boosting duties before, on 1 April 1944, Hauptmann Nowotny was appointed Kommodore of JG101, an operational fighter-training unit, based at Pau in France.

In September 1944, Major Nowotny was put in charge of Kommando Nowotny, equipped with the Me 262 jet fighter. The unit consolidated a number of test units and was tasked with acquiring tactical knowledge and experience of Me 262 operations. The unit was based on two airfields northwest of Osnabrück: Achmer and Hesepe. Nowotny was besieged with difficulties in operationally testing the jet fighter. In addition to staving off the increasing Allied fighter presence the jets attracted, he was also beset with the technical difficulties a new and immature technology presented. By 7 November 1944, Nowotny had claimed three victories in the new jet fighter. Nowotny took off on 8 November 1944, flying against USAAF bombers with a fighter escort. The exact circumstances of Nowotny's death remain uncertain. Ground personnel reported hearing combat above the clouds. Nowotny reported he had downed a B-24 four-engine bomber and probably destroyed a P-51 fighter. He then reported an engine failure before making a garbled transmission referring to 'burning' over the radio. His Me 262A-1a (W.Nr. 110400) 'White 8' was seen to dive vertically out of the clouds and crash at Epe, 2.5 kilometres east of Hesepe. It is generally accepted that he was shot down by 1st Lt Edward 'Buddy' Haydon of the 357th Fighter Group, USAAF and Capt Ernest 'Feeb' Fiebelkorn (9 victories) of the 20th Fighter Group, USAAF whom shared a Me 262 victory at 12:45 over Achmer that day.

Walter Nowotny flew over 442 missions in achieving 258 victories. He recorded 255 of his victories over the Eastern front. Of his three victories recorded over the Western front, 2 were four-engine bombers and all 3 victories were gained while flying the Me 262 jet fighter. He claimed 24 victories over Il-2.

List of aerial victories Walter 'Nowi' Nowotny

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location
1 19.7.1941 19:24 I-153 1.(Erg)/JG 54 Osel
2 19.7.1941 19:25 I-153 1.(Erg)/JG 54 Osel
3 31.7.1941 14:15 I-15 1.(Erg)/JG 54 -
4 8.8.1941 17:10 SB-2 1.(Erg)/JG 54 -
5 8.8.1941 17:15 SB-2 1.(Erg)/JG 54 -
6 9.8.1941 17:45 SB-3 1.(Erg)/JG 54 -
7 17.8.1941 13:28 DB-3 1.(Erg)/JG 54 -
8 17.8.1941 13:30 DB-3 1.(Erg)/JG 54 -
9 19.8.1941 14:00 I-153 1.(Erg)/JG 54 -
10 13.9.1941 - E/a 1.(Erg)/JG 54 -
11 8.1.1942 9:00 I-16 1.(Erg)/JG 54 S Morja at 1,200m
12 8.1.1942 9:11 I-16 1.(Erg)/JG 54 NW Morja at 1,200m
13 25.4.1942 14:40 MiG-3 3./JG 54 -
14 26.4.1942 17:14 Il-2 3./JG 54 -
15 30.4.1942 19:20 I-16 3./JG 54 -
16 11.5.1942 17:15 P-40 3./JG 54 -
17 13.5.1942 9:41 I-180 3./JG 54 11 743 at 50m
18 16.5.1942 10:40 I-16 3./JG 54 1025 at 3,000 m
19 16.5.1942 10:43 P-40 3./JG 54 1025 at 2,800 m
20 28.5.1942 19:51 I-16 3./JG 54 -
21 6.6.1942 14:50~ MiG-3 3./JG 54 -
22 7.6.1942 13:30~ I-153 3./JG 54 -
23 9.6.1942 15:35 MiG-3 3./JG 54 -
24 9.6.1942 15:39~ MiG-3 3./JG 54 -
25 11.6.1942 20:40 Yak-1 3./JG 54 -
26 25.6.1942 17:35 LaGG-3 3./JG 54 -
27 26.6.1942 14:10 LaGG-3 3./JG 54 -
28 26.6.1942 16:16 LaGG-3 3./JG 54 -
29 26.6.1942 14:20 LaGG-3 3./JG 54 -
30 11.7.1942 13:05 P-40 3./JG 54 -
31 11.7.1942 13:12 Il-2 3./JG 54 -
32 20.7.1942 12:35 LaGG-3 3./JG 54 -
33 20.7.1942 12:42 LaGG-3 3./JG 54 -
34 20.7.1942 18:52 P-40 3./JG 54 -
35 20.7.1942 19:00 I-180 3./JG 54 -
36 20.7.1942 19:12 P-40 3./JG 54 -
37 21.7.1942 19:05 MiG-3 3./JG 54 -
38 23.7.1942 7:30 P-40 3./JG 54 -
39 23.7.1942 7:40 P-40 3./JG 54 -
40 23.7.1942 7:52 MiG-3 3./JG 54 -
41 25.7.1942 17:15 MiG-3 3./JG 54 00 273 at 2,000m
42 25.7.1942 19:30 I-180 3./JG 54 00 153 at 1,500m
43 26.7.1942 17:05 MiG-3 3./JG 54 20 511 at 1,500m
44 26.7.1942 17:20 P-40 3./JG 54 20 542 at 800m
45 26.7.1942 17:25 Il-2 3./JG 54 20 511
46 28.7.1942 9:30 LaGG-3 3./JG 54 Leningrad at 4,500m
47 28.7.1942 15:30 MiG-3 3./JG 54 SW Kolpino at 100m
48 2.8.1942 12:55 I-16 3./JG 54 00 163 at 3,000m
49 2.8.1942 13:05 I-16 3./JG 54 00 191 at 2,000m
50 2.8.1942 13:24 MiG-3 3./JG 54 00 153 at 3,200m
51 2.8.1942 14:20 I-16 3./JG 54 00 123 at 500m
52 2.8.1942 14:25 LaGG-3 3./JG 54 00 161 at 3,000m
53 2.8.1942 14:40 MiG-3 3./JG 54 00 154 at 1,500m
54 2.8.1942 14:55 MiG-3 3./JG 54 00 192 at 1,000m
55 7.8.1942 9:25 Il-2 3./JG 54 20 552 at 100m
56 7.8.1942 9:30 LaGG-3 3./JG 54 20 563 at 500m
57 11.8.1942 11:15 MiG-3 3./JG 54 18 231 at 3,000m
58 8.11.1942 9:45 I-15 1./JG 54 11 844 at 50m
59 8.11.1942 11:33 MiG-3 1./JG 54 11 792 at 500m
60 10.12.1943 11:45 P-40 1./JG 54 10 152 at 500m
61 10.12.1943 11:55 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 11 743 at 200m
62 7.1.1943 9:40 I-16 1./JG 54 01 961 at 500m
63 2.3.1943 11:28 I-16 1./JG 54 90 271 at 500m
64 7.3.1943 13:40 LaGG-5 1./JG 54 18 364 at 100m
65 7.3.1943 16:20 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 28 371
66 9.3.1943 10:20 MiG-3 1./JG 54 00 211 at 50m
67 9.3.1943 10:21 MiG-3 1./JG 54 00 211 at 50m
68 14.3.1943 14:50 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 18 272 at 50m
69 14.3.1943 14:53 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 18 281 at 50m
70 15.3.1943 7:56 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 18 272 at 1,000m
71 15.3.1943 8:04 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 18 263 at 100m
72 15.3.1943 15:10 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 18 253 at 1,000m
73 19.3.1943 9:45 LaGG-5 1./JG 54 10 180 at 1,000m
74 19.3.1943 9:55 LaGG-5 1./JG 54 10 184 at 800m
75 20.3.1943 12:16 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 00 480 at 1,000m
76 22.3.1943 11:50 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 00 410 at 100m
77 22.3.1943 12:00 Il-2 1./JG 54 00 414 at 2,000m
78 22.3.1943 12:05 Il-2 1./JG 54 00 412 at 300m
79 26.3.1943 10:25 1./JG 54 10 322 at 4,500m
80 3.4.1943 10:35 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 00 410 at 3,000m
81 3.4.1943 18:11 MiG-3 1./JG 54 00 271 at 3,000m
82 6.5.1943 16:15 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 90 214 at 200m
83 27.5.1943 19:05 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 00 243 at 1,500m
84 1.6.1943 4:55 LaGG-5 1./JG 54 20 154 at 1,000m
85 1.6.1943 5:20 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 10 260 at 1,200m
86 1.6.1943 16:00 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 20 154 at 400m
87 1.6.1943 16:05 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 20 161 at 300m
88 1.6.1943 16:10 MiG-3 1./JG 54 10 264 at 50m
89 5.6.1943 12:05 MiG-3 1./JG 54 10 264 at 4,800m
90 5.6.1943 12:10 P-40 1./JG 54 20 114 at 4,000m
91 5.6.1943 12:26 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 21 751 at 4,000m
92 5.6.1943 12:30 P-40 1./JG 54 10 243 at 3,000m
93 8.6.1943 15:50 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 20 113 at 5,200m
94 8.6.1943 15:55 P-40 1./JG 54 20 121 at 5,000m
95 8.6.1943 16:05 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 20 141 at 4,000m
96 8.6.1943 16:12 P-40 1./JG 54 10 262 at 3,500m
97 8.6.1943 16:20 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 10 253 at 3,000m
98 8.6.1943 16:23 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 10 281 at 3,500m
99 15.6.1943 16:30 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 90 134 at 2,000m
100 15.6.1943 16:38 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 90 134 at 1,500m
101 15.6.1943 16:41 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 90 134 at 5-10m
102 17.6.1943 5:00 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 20 163 at 2,000m
103 17.6.1943 5:03 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 20 163 at 2,000m
104 17.6.1943 5:30 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 10 264 at 2,500m
105 18.6.1943 6:10 1./JG 54 20 161 at 50m
106 19.6.1943 20:05 LaGG-5 1./JG 54 20 121 at 4,000m
107 19.6.1943 20:55 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 20 113 at 3,000m
108 19.6.1943 21:00 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 20 123 at 2,000m
109 21.6.1943 15:30 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 21 754 at 5,000m
110 21.6.1943 15:32 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 21 750 at 5,000m
111 21.6.1943 15:50 La-5 1./JG 54 20 122
112 21.6.1943 19:50 LaGG-5 1./JG 54 20 133 at 500m
113 21.6.1943 19:58 LaGG-5 1./JG 54 20 124 at 1,000m
114 21.6.1943 20:09 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 20 124 at 5,000m
115 24.6.1943 7:00 Yak-1 1./JG 54 20 120 at 1,000m
116 24.6.1943 7:03 Yak-1 1./JG 54 20 121 at 500m
117 24.6.1943 7:05 Yak-1 1./JG 54 20 112 at 100m
118 24.6.1943 7:10 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 20 133 at 1,000m
119 24.6.1943 7:13 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 20 134 at 500m
120 24.6.1943 7:15 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 20 132 at 700m
121 24.6.1943 7:20 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 20 161 at 10m
122 24.6.1943 11:15 MiG-3 1./JG 54 20 182 at 3,800m
123 24.6.1943 11:18 MiG-3 1./JG 54 20 184 at 1,200m
124 24.6.1943 11:22 MiG-3 1./JG 54 20 194 at 1,000m
125 12.8.1943 8:55 La-5 1./JG 54 05 184 at 1,000m
126 12.8.1943 9:10 La-5 1./JG 54 41 694 at 4,500m
127 12.8.1943 14:00 Yak-1 1./JG 54 41 462 at 2,000m
128 12.8.1943 14:05 La-5 1./JG 54 51 344 at 50m
129 13.8.1943 12:00 La-5 1./JG 54 51 843 at 500m
130 13.8.1943 16:42 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 61 714 at 2,500m
131 13.8.1943 16:55 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 51 834 at 2,000m
132 13.8.1943 17:06 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 51 832 at 2,000m
133 13.8.1943 18:40 La-5 1./JG 54 51 812 at 6,000m
134 13.8.1943 18:43 La-5 1./JG 54 51 863 at 5,500m
135 13.8.1943 18:47 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 51 623 at 5,700m
136 13.8.1943 18:50 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 51 492 at 5,000m
137 13.8.1943 19:00 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 61 344 at 5,000m
138 14.8.1943 12:20 La-5 1./JG 54 51 881 at 4,500m
139 14.8.1943 12:23 La-5 1./JG 54 51 853 at 5,000m
140 14.8.1943 12:27 Yak-7 1./JG 54 51 673 at 5,600m
141 15.8.1943 11:00 La-5 1./JG 54 51 762 at 500m
142 15.8.1943 11:10 La-5 1./JG 54 51 734 at 100m
143 15.8.1943 11:12 La-5 1./JG 54 51 733 at 100m
144 16.8.1943 11:16 La-5 1./JG 54 51 732 at 1,500m
145 16.8.1943 11:21 La-5 1./JG 54 51 652 at 1,200m
146 18.8.1943 7:35 La-5 1./JG 54 60 134 at 500m
147 18.8.1943 7:39 Il-2 1./JG 54 60 130 at 200m
148 18.8.1943 7:43 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 60 161 at 500m
149 18.8.1943 7:44 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 60 152 at 500m
150 18.8.1943 16:20 MiG-3 1./JG 54 51 862 at 1,500m
151 18.8.1943 16:23 Il-2 1./JG 54 51 893 at 1,500m
152 19.8.1943 15:30 P-39 1./JG 54 51 712 at 3,500m
153 19.8.1943 15:31 P-39 1./JG 54 51 712 at 3,500m
154 19.8.1943 15:37 P-39 1./JG 54 51 732 at 2,000m
155 21.8.1943 6:55 LaGG-5 Stab I./JG 54 51 671 at 3,500m
156 21.8.1943 6:56 LaGG-5 Stab I./JG 54 51 671 at 3,300m
157 21.8.1943 7:00 LaGG-5 Stab I./JG 54 51 643 at 3,000m
158 21.8.1943 7:03 LaGG-5 Stab I./JG 54 51 642 at 3,000m
159 21.8.1943 16:02 Il-2 Stab I./JG 54 51 533
160 21.8.1943 16:03 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG 54 51 551 at 3,500m
161 21.8.1943 16:08 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG 54 51 533 at 5,000m
162 23.8.1943 10:45 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG 54 60 111 at 800m
163 23.8.1943 10:48 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG 54 61 773 at 300m
164 24.8.1943 7:27 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG 54 41 483 at 4,000m
165 24.8.1943 7:32 La-5 Stab I./JG 54 41 461 at 2,000m
166 24.8.1943 7:39 La-5 Stab I./JG 54 51 383 at 2,000m
167 25.8.1943 14:03 Boston III Stab I./JG 54 51 853 at 300m
168 29.8.1943 6:46 P-39 Stab I./JG 54 43 894 at 5,000m
169 29.8.1943 12:25 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG 54 42 133 at 1,300m
170 29.8.1943 12:30 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG 54 43 130 at 500m
171 31.8.1943 17:35 Yak-9 Stab I./JG 54 35 381 at 6,000m
172 31.8.1943 17:50 La-5 Stab I./JG 54 35 373 at 800m
173 31.8.1943 17:52 Il-2 Stab I./JG 54 35 381 at 300m
174 1.9.1943 6:00 Yak-9 Stab I./JG 54 35 382 at 4,000m
175 1.9.1943 6:03 Yak-1 Stab I./JG 54 35 380 Mitte at 3,500m
176 1.9.1943 6:05 Yak-1 Stab I./JG 54 35 383 at 2,000m
177 1.9.1943 6:10 Yak-1 Stab I./JG 54 35 372 at 1,000m
178 1.9.1943 6:12 Yak-1 Stab I./JG 54 35 371 at 800m
179 1.9.1943 12:10 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG 54 25 464 at 4,000m
180 1.9.1943 12:12 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG 54 35 343 at 4,000m
181 1.9.1943 12:15 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG 54 35 353 at 4,000m
182 1.9.1943 12:18 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG 54 35 354 at 4,000m
183 1.9.1943 12:19 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG 54 35 362 at 4,000m
184 2.9.1943 11:03 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG 54 35 371 at 800m
185 2.9.1943 11:05 Il-2 Stab I./JG 54 35 370 Mitte at 300m
186 2.9.1943 11:07 Il-2 Stab I./JG 54 35 374 at 300m
187 2.9.1943 11:10 Il-2 Stab I./JG 54 35 373 at 200m
188 2.9.1943 11:13 Il-2 Stab I./JG 54 25 622 at 200m
189 2.9.1943 11:15 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG 54 25 491 at 200m
190 5.9.1943 15:35 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG 54 35 374 at 3,400m
191 6.9.1943 11:00 Yak-9 Stab I./JG 54 36 451 at 3,000m
192 6.9.1943 17:35 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG 54 25 22 mitte at 5,000m
193 7.9.1943 9:08 La-5 Stab I./JG 54 35 383 at 5,000m
194 7.9.1943 9:15 La-5 Stab I./JG 54 35 350 Mitte at 5,000m
195 7.9.1943 16:30 Il-2 Stab I./JG 54 45 713 at 800m
196 8.9.1943 7:30 La-5 Stab I./JG 54 35 864 at 1,500m
197 8.9.1943 7:32 Il-2 Stab I./JG 54 35 863 at 800m
198 8.9.1943 7:35 Il-2 Stab I./JG 54 35 854 at 500m
199 8.9.1943 7:38 La-5 Stab I./JG 54 35 820 Mitte at 800m
200 8.9.1943 7:42 La-5 Stab I./JG 54 35 822 at 900m
201 10.9.1943 17:45 La-5 Stab I./JG 54 26 673 at 1,800m
202 11.9.1943 14:50 Yak-9 Stab I./JG 54 44 114: at 200m
203 11.9.1943 15:00 La-5 Stab I./JG 54 35 824: at 2.000m
204 14.9.1943 15:35 La-5 Stab I./JG 54 34 422 at 1,800m
205 14.9.1943 15:38 Yak-9 Stab I./JG 54 34 293 at 1,500m
206 14.9.1943 15:50 La-5 Stab I./JG 54 34 450 at 500m
207 14.9.1943 15:52 La-5 Stab I./JG 54 34 423 at 200m
208 14.9.1943 16:30 Pe-2 Stab I./JG 54 35 571 at 3,000m
209 14.9.1943 16:32 La-5 Stab I./JG 54 35 572 at 1,200m
210 15.9.1943 9:50 Il-2 Stab I./JG 54 25 414 at 600m
211 15.9.1943 9:52 La-5 Stab I./JG 54 35 371 at 200m
212 15.9.1943 10:12 Yak-9 Stab I./JG 54 25 412 at 600m
213 15.9.1943 10:15 Pe-2 Stab I./JG 54 35 341 at 500m
214 15.9.1943 10:20 Il-2 Stab I./JG 54 35 343 at 300m
215 15.9.1943 10:22 Il-2 Stab I./JG 54 35 340 Mitte at 300m
216 17.9.1943 17:15 La-5 Stab I./JG 54 25 494 at 3,000m
217 17.9.1943 17:20 Yak-9 Stab I./JG 54 35 341 at 2,000m
218 17.9.1943 17:25 La-5 Stab I./JG 54 35 372 at 10m
219 5.10.1943 16:15 Yak-9 Stab I./JG 54 02 590 Mitte (Chernobyl) at 5,000m
220 7.10.1943 16:15 P-39 Stab I./JG 54 17 724 (SE Woschiwka) at 5,000m
221 7.10.1943 16:16 P-39 Stab I./JG 54 17 752 at 4,500m
222 7.10.1943 16:18 P-40 Stab I./JG 54 17 784 at 4,000m
223 7.10.1943 16:20 P-39 Stab I./JG 54 17 783 at 3,800m
224 9.10.1943 9:20 P-39 Stab I./JG 54 06 111 at 5,000m
225 9.10.1943 9:25 P-39 Stab I./JG 54 96 232 at 4,000m
226 9.10.1943 9:30 P-39 Stab I./JG 54 96 881 (SSE Nevel) at 30m
227 9.10.1943 13:43 Il-2 Stab I./JG 54 SE Ssenniza-See at 300m
228 9.10.1943 13:47 Il-2 Stab I./JG 54 06 273 (W Lyuchkovo) at 300m
229 9.10.1943 15:45 P-39 Stab I./JG 54 06 161 (N Kossedenye) at 4,000m
230 9.10.1943 15:47 P-39 Stab I./JG 54 06 160 Mitte (NW Aleyejevka) at 3,000m
231 9.10.1943 15:50 P-39 Stab I./JG 54 06 162 (E Krutiki) at 3,000 m / JG 54's 6,000th victory
232 11.10.1943 14:20 P-40 Stab I./JG 54 06 161 (SE Volch'i Gory) at 3,500m
233 11.10.1943 14:25 P-39 Stab I./JG 54 06 163 (SW Frolovo) at 200m
234 11.10.1943 14:27 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG 54 06 243 ([NE Drui) at 800m
235 11.10.1943 14:29 P-40 Stab I./JG 54 06 271-2 (NE Gorovotka) at 1,000m
236 12.10.1943 14:20 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG 54 15 714 (W Nikolskoye) at 400m
237 12.10.1943 14:25 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG 54 15 551 (SE Lenin) at 3,000m
238 12.10.1943 14:30 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG 54 15 572 (NE Gorki) at 3,000m
239 13.10.1943 8:00 La-5 Stab I./JG 54 15 553 at 3,000m
240 13.10.1943 8:15 La-5 Stab I./JG 54 15 581 at 3,000m
241 13.10.1943 9:30 Il-2 Stab I./JG 54 15 514 (N Lenin)
242 13.10.1943 9:33 La-5 Stab I./JG 54 15 542 (S Lenin) at 500m
243 13.10.1943 9:40 LaGG-5 Stab I./JG 54 15 514 (NE Lenin) at 4,000m
244 13.10.1943 9:43 La-5 Stab I./JG 54 15 512 (SE Lenin) at 3,200m
245 14.10.1943 11:15 P-40 Stab I./JG 54 15 381 (S Lyadoff) at 1,500m
246 14.10.1943 11:20 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG 54 15 382 (S Lyadoff) at 1,500m
247 14.10.1943 14:30 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG 54 15 510 Mitte (N Tsukino) at 3,500m
248 14.10.1943 14:32 La-5 Stab I./JG 54 15 512 (SE Bayevo) at 3,000m
249 14.10.1943 14:35 La-5 Stab I./JG 54 15 512 (E Bayevo) at 2,000m
250 14.10.1943 14:50 P-40 Stab I./JG 54 15 374 (S Markovo) at 3,000m
251 5.11.1943 10:40 Yak-9 Stab I./JG 54 S Sanessno-See at 3,500m
252 5.11.1943 10:55 Yak-9 Stab I./JG 54 E Chernoye at 3,500m
253 10.11.1943 14:10 Il-2 Stab I./JG 54 06 111 at 400m
254 10.11.1943 14:20 Yak-9 Stab I./JG 54 1 km E Nosikovo (Pskov area)
255 12.11.1943 10:05 Yak-9 Stab I./JG 54 3 km Spavessno-Sees at 800m
256 7.10.1944 11:30 B-24 Kdo Nowotny GQ-1 (NW Bramsche) at 5,000m
257 8.11.1944 - B-24 Kdo Nowotny Near Hesepe / Probably B-17
258 8.11.1944 - P-51 Kdo Nowotny Near Hesepe

Victories: 258
Awards: Ehrenpokal (14 July 1942)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (21 August 1942)
Ritterkreuz (4 September 1942)
Eichenlaub (4 September 1943)
Schwertern (22 September 1943)
Brillanten (19 October 1943)
Units: JG 54, JG101, Kdo Nowotny
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/nowotny.html

Asisbiz Database of 257 aerial victories out of 258 for Walter Nowotny

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
Saturday, July 19, 1941 Walter Nowotny 1.(Erg)/JG54 I-15 Rata   19:24  
Saturday, July 19, 1941 Walter Nowotny 1.(Erg)/JG54 I-15 Rata   19:25  
Thursday, July 31, 1941 Walter Nowotny 1.(Erg)/JG54 I-15 Rata   14:15  
Friday, August 08, 1941 Walter Nowotny 1.(Erg)/JG54 SB-2   17:15  
Friday, August 08, 1941 Walter Nowotny 1.(Erg)/JG54 SB-2   17:10  
Saturday, August 09, 1941 Walter Nowotny 1.(Erg)/JG54 SB-3   17:45  
Sunday, August 17, 1941 Walter Nowotny 1.(Erg)/JG54 DB-3   13:28  
Sunday, August 17, 1941 Walter Nowotny 1.(Erg)/JG54 DB-3   13:30  
Tuesday, August 19, 1941 Walter Nowotny 1.(Erg)/JG54 I-153   14:00  
Thursday, January 08, 1942 Walter Nowotny Erg./JG54 I-16 Rata 1200m 09:00 S Morja
Thursday, January 08, 1942 Walter Nowotny Erg./JG54 I-16 Rata 1200m 09:11 NW Morja
Saturday, April 25, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 MiG-3   14:40  
Sunday, April 26, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54   17:14  
Thursday, April 30, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 I-16 Rata   19:20  
Monday, May 11, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   17:15  
Wednesday, May 13, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 I-180 50m 09:41 11 743
Saturday, May 16, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 I-16 Rata 3000m 10:40 1025
Saturday, May 16, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2800m 10:43 1025
Thursday, May 28, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 I-16 Rata   19:51  
Saturday, June 06, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 MiG-3   14:50  
Sunday, June 07, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 I-153   13:30  
Tuesday, June 09, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 MiG-3   15:39  
Tuesday, June 09, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 MiG-3   15:35  
Thursday, June 11, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 Yak-1   20:40  
Thursday, June 25, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 LaGG-3   17:35  
Friday, June 26, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 LaGG-3   14:10  
Friday, June 26, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 LaGG-3   16:16  
Friday, June 26, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 LaGG-3   14:20  
Saturday, July 11, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54   13:12  
Saturday, July 11, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   13:05  
Monday, July 20, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   18:52  
Monday, July 20, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   19:12  
Monday, July 20, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 I-180   19:00  
Monday, July 20, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 LaGG-3   12:35  
Monday, July 20, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 LaGG-3   12:42  
Tuesday, July 21, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 MiG-3   19:05  
Thursday, July 23, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   07:30  
Thursday, July 23, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   07:40  
Thursday, July 23, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 MiG-3   07:52  
Saturday, July 25, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 MiG-3 2000m 17:15 00 273
Saturday, July 25, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 I-180 1500m 19:30 00 153
Sunday, July 26, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 800m 17:20 20 542
Sunday, July 26, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54   17:25 20 511
Sunday, July 26, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 MiG-3 1500m 17:05 20 511
Tuesday, July 28, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 LaGG-3 4500m 09:30 Leningrad
Tuesday, July 28, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 MiG-3 100m 15:30 SW Kolpino
Sunday, August 02, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 I-16 Rata 3000m 12:55 00 163
Sunday, August 02, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 I-16 Rata 1000m 14:55 00 192
Sunday, August 02, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 MiG-3 1500m 14:40 00 154
Sunday, August 02, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 14:25 00 161
Sunday, August 02, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 I-16 Rata 500m 14:20 00 123
Sunday, August 02, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 I-16 Rata 2000m 13:05 00 191
Sunday, August 02, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 MiG-3 3200m 13:24 00 153
Friday, August 07, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 100m 09:25 20 552
Friday, August 07, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 LaGG-3 500m 09:30 20 563
Tuesday, August 11, 1942 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 MiG-3 3000m 11:15 18 231
Sunday, November 08, 1942 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 I-15 Rata 50m 09:45 11 844
Sunday, November 08, 1942 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 MiG-3 500m 11:33 11 792
Thursday, December 10, 1942 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 500m 11:45 10 152
Thursday, December 10, 1942 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 200m 11:55 11 743
Thursday, January 07, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 I-16 Rata 500m 09:40 1961
Tuesday, March 02, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 I-16 Rata 500m 11:28 90 271
Sunday, March 07, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-5 100m 13:40 18 364
Sunday, March 07, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 Low Level 16:20 28 371
Tuesday, March 09, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 MiG-3 50m 10:20 00 211
Tuesday, March 09, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 MiG-3 50m 10:21 00 211
Sunday, March 14, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 50m 14:50 18 272
Sunday, March 14, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 50m 14:53 18 281
Monday, March 15, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 07:56 18 272
Monday, March 15, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 100m 08:04 18 263
Monday, March 15, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 15:10 18 253
Friday, March 19, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-5 800m 09:45 10 180
Friday, March 19, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-5 1000m 09:55 10 184
Saturday, March 20, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 12:16 00 480
Monday, March 22, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 300m 12:05 00 412
Monday, March 22, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 100m 11:50 00 410
Monday, March 22, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 2000m 12:00 00 414
Friday, March 26, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 4500m 10:25 10 322
Saturday, April 03, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 10:35 00 410
Saturday, April 03, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 MiG-3 3000m 18:11 00 271
Thursday, May 06, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 200m 16:15 90 214
Thursday, May 27, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 19:05 00 243
Tuesday, June 01, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 400m 16:00 20 154
Tuesday, June 01, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 300m 16:05 20 161
Tuesday, June 01, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 05:20 10 260
Tuesday, June 01, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-5 1000m 04:55 20 154
Tuesday, June 01, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 MiG-3 50m 16:10 10 264
Saturday, June 05, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 MiG-3 4800m 12:05 10 264
Saturday, June 05, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 4000m 12:10 20 114
Saturday, June 05, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 12:26 21 751
Saturday, June 05, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 3000m 12:30 10 243
Tuesday, June 08, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 5000m 15:55 20 121
Tuesday, June 08, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 3500m 16:23 10 281
Tuesday, June 08, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 16:20 10 253
Tuesday, June 08, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 3500m 16:12 10 262
Tuesday, June 08, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 5200m 15:50 20 113
Tuesday, June 08, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 16:05 20 141
Tuesday, June 15, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 16:30 90 134
Tuesday, June 15, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 16:38 90 134
Tuesday, June 15, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 5-10m 16:41 90 134
Thursday, June 17, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 5000m 05:00 20 163
Thursday, June 17, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 5000m 05:03 20 163
Thursday, June 17, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 05:30 10 264
Friday, June 18, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 50m 06:10 20 161
Saturday, June 19, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-5 4000m 20:50 20 121
Saturday, June 19, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 20:55 20 113
Saturday, June 19, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 21:00 20 123
Monday, June 21, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 5000m 15:32 21 750
Monday, June 21, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-5 1000m 19:58 20 124
Monday, June 21, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 5000m 20:09 20 124
Monday, June 21, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 5000m 15:30 21 754
Monday, June 21, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-5 500m 19:55 20 133
Monday, June 21, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5   15:50 20 122
Thursday, June 24, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 07:10 20 133
Thursday, June 24, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 MiG-3 1200m 11:22 20 194
Thursday, June 24, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 MiG-3 2500m 11:18 20 184
Thursday, June 24, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 MiG-3 3800m 11:15 20 182
Thursday, June 24, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 10m 07:20 20 161
Thursday, June 24, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 500m 07:13 20 134
Thursday, June 24, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 Yak-1 100m 07:05 20 112
Thursday, June 24, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 Yak-1 500m 07:03 20 121
Thursday, June 24, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 Yak-1 1000m 07:00 20 120
Thursday, June 24, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 700m 07:15 20 132
Thursday, August 12, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 50m 14:05 51 344
Thursday, August 12, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 14:00 41 462
Thursday, August 12, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 1000m 08:55 51 84
Thursday, August 12, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 4500m 09:10 41 694
Friday, August 13, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 16:42 61 714
Friday, August 13, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 500m 12:00 51 843
Friday, August 13, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 16:55 51 834
Friday, August 13, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 17:06 51 832
Friday, August 13, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 6000m 18:40 51 812
Friday, August 13, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 5500m 18:43 51 683
Friday, August 13, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 5700m 18:47 51 623
Friday, August 13, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 5000m 18:50 51 492
Friday, August 13, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 5000m 19:00 61 344
Saturday, August 14, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 4500m 12:20 51 881
Saturday, August 14, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 5000m 12:23 51 853
Saturday, August 14, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 Yak-7 5600m 12:27 51 673
Sunday, August 15, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 200m 11:00 51 762
Sunday, August 15, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 100m 11:10 51 734
Sunday, August 15, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 100m 11:12 51 733
Monday, August 16, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 1500m 11:16 51 732
Monday, August 16, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 1200m 11:21 51 652
Wednesday, August 18, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 500m 07:35 60 134
Wednesday, August 18, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 200m 07:39 60 13
Wednesday, August 18, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 500m 07:43 60 161
Wednesday, August 18, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 500m 07:44 60 152
Wednesday, August 18, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 MiG-3 1500m 16:20 51 862
Wednesday, August 18, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 1500m 16:23 51 893
Thursday, August 19, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 15:30 51 712
Thursday, August 19, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 15:31 51 712
Thursday, August 19, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 15:37 51 732
Saturday, August 21, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-5 3000m 07:03 51 642
Saturday, August 21, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 Low Level 16:02 51 533
Saturday, August 21, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 5000m 16:08 51 533
Saturday, August 21, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 3500m 16:03 51 551
Saturday, August 21, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-5 3300m 06:56 51 671
Saturday, August 21, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-5 3500m 06:55 51 671
Saturday, August 21, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-5 3000m 07:00 51 643
Monday, August 23, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 800m 10:45 60 111
Monday, August 23, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 300m 10:48 61 773
Tuesday, August 24, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 2000m 07:39 51 383
Tuesday, August 24, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 07:27 41 483
Tuesday, August 24, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 2000m 07:32 41 461
Wednesday, August 25, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 A-20 Boston III 300m 14:03 51 853
Sunday, August 29, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 1300m 12:25 42 133
Sunday, August 29, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 500m 12:30 42 13
Sunday, August 29, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 06:46 43 894
Tuesday, August 31, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 300m 17:52 35 381
Tuesday, August 31, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 Yak-9 6000m 17:35 35 381
Tuesday, August 31, 1943 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 800m 17:50 35 373
Wednesday, September 01, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 12:10 25 464
Wednesday, September 01, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 12:18 35 354
Wednesday, September 01, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 12:15 35 353
Wednesday, September 01, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 12:19 35 362
Wednesday, September 01, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 12:12 35 343
Wednesday, September 01, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Yak-1 800m 06:12 35 371
Wednesday, September 01, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Yak-1 1000m 06:10 35 372
Wednesday, September 01, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 06:05 35 383
Wednesday, September 01, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 4000m 06:00 35 382
Wednesday, September 01, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Yak-1 3500m 06:03 35itte
Thursday, September 02, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 800m 11:03 35 371
Thursday, September 02, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 300m 11:05 35itte
Thursday, September 02, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 300m 11:07 35 374
Thursday, September 02, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 200m 11:10 35 373
Thursday, September 02, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 200m 11:13 25 622
Thursday, September 02, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 200m 11:15 25 491
Sunday, September 05, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 3400m 15:35 35 374
Monday, September 06, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 5000m 17:35 25 22 mitte
Monday, September 06, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 3000m 11:00 36 451
Tuesday, September 07, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 5000m 09:08 35 383
Tuesday, September 07, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 5000m 09:15 35 35 mitte
Tuesday, September 07, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 800m 16:30 45 713
Wednesday, September 08, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 1500m 07:30 35 864
Wednesday, September 08, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 800m 07:32 35 863
Wednesday, September 08, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 500m 07:35 35 854
Wednesday, September 08, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 800m 07:38 35 82 mitte
Wednesday, September 08, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 900m 07:42 35 822
Friday, September 10, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 1800m 17:45 26 673
Saturday, September 11, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 200m 14:50 44 114
Saturday, September 11, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 2000m 15:00 35 824
Tuesday, September 14, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 1200m 16:32 35 572
Tuesday, September 14, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 1800m 15:35 34 422
Tuesday, September 14, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 1500m 15:38 34 293
Tuesday, September 14, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 500m 15:50 34 45
Tuesday, September 14, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 200m 15:52 34 423
Tuesday, September 14, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Pe-2 3000m 16:30 35 571
Wednesday, September 15, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Pe-2 500m 10:15 35 341
Wednesday, September 15, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 300m 10:22 35 34 mitte
Wednesday, September 15, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 300m 10:20 35 343
Wednesday, September 15, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 600m 09:50 25 414
Wednesday, September 15, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 600m 10:12 25 412
Wednesday, September 15, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 200m 09:52 35 371
Friday, September 17, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 3000m 17:15 25 494
Friday, September 17, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 17:20 35 341
Friday, September 17, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 10m 17:25 35 372
Tuesday, October 05, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 5000m 16:15 02 59 Mitte
Thursday, October 07, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3800m 16:20 17 783
Thursday, October 07, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk 4000m 16:18 17 784
Thursday, October 07, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 16:15 SO Woschiwka (17724)
Thursday, October 07, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 4500m 16:16 17 752
Saturday, October 09, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 09:20 06 111
Saturday, October 09, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 300m 13:47 06 273 (W Lyuchkovo)
Saturday, October 09, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 15:47 NW Aleyejevka (06 16 mitte)
Saturday, October 09, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 15:45 N Kossedenye (06 161)
Saturday, October 09, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 15:50 E Krutiki (06 162)
Saturday, October 09, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 09:25 96 232
Saturday, October 09, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 30m 09:30 96 881 (ssE Nevel)
Saturday, October 09, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 300m 13:43 SE ssenniza-See
Monday, October 11, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 14:20 06 161 (SE Volchi Gory)
Monday, October 11, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 200m 14:25 06 163 (SW Frolovo)
Monday, October 11, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 800m 14:27 06 243 (NE Drui)
Monday, October 11, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1000m 14:29 06 271-2 (NE Gorovotka)
Tuesday, October 12, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 400m 14:20 15 714 (W Nikolskoye)
Tuesday, October 12, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 14:25 15 551 (SE Lenin)
Tuesday, October 12, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 14:30 15 572 (NE Gorki)
Wednesday, October 13, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 500m 09:33 15 542 (S Lenin)
Wednesday, October 13, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 LaGG-5 4000m 09:40 15 514 (NE Lenin)
Wednesday, October 13, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Low Level 09:30 15 514 (N Lenin)
Wednesday, October 13, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 3000m 08:00 15 553
Wednesday, October 13, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 3200m 09:43 15 512 (SE Lenin)
Wednesday, October 13, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 3000m 08:15 15 581
Thursday, October 14, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 3000m 14:32 SE Bayevo (15 512)
Thursday, October 14, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 2000m 14:35 E Bayevo (15 512)
Thursday, October 14, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 3500m 14:30 N Tsukino (15 51 Mitte)
Thursday, October 14, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 11:20 S Lyadoff (15 382)
Thursday, October 14, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1500m 11:15 S Lyadoff (15 381)
Thursday, October 14, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 3000m 14:50 S Markovo (15 374)
Friday, November 05, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 3500m 10:40 S Sanessno-See
Friday, November 05, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 3500m 10:55 E Chernoye
Wednesday, November 10, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 400m 14:10 06 111
Wednesday, November 10, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Yak-9   14:20 1km E Nosikovo Nil (Krs Pskov)
Friday, November 12, 1943 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 800m 10:05 3km S Spavessno-Sees
Saturday, October 07, 1944 Walter Nowotny Stab III./JG6 B-24 Liberator 5000m 11:30 GQ-1 (NW Bramsche)
Wednesday, November 08, 1944 Walter Nowotny Kdo./Nowotny P-51 Mustang      
Wednesday, November 08, 1944 Walter Nowotny Kdo./Nowotny B-24 Liberator      



Rudolf 'Rudi' Rademacher

Rudolf 'Rudi' Rademacher was born on 19 July 1913 at Lüneburg. Unteroffizier Rademacher served with 3./JG 54 on the Eastern front from 1 December 1941. He achieved his first victory on 9 January 1942 on his fifth combat mission. He was awarded the Ehrenpokal on 19 October 1942. By the end of 1942 he had claimed 22 victories. In March 1943, he was transferred to 1./JG 54, the famous "Nowotny Schwarm" led by Walter Nowotny (258 victories, RK-Br, killed in action 8 November 1944) and also including Anton Döbele (94 victories, RK, killed in action 11 November 1943) and Karl "Quax" Schnörrer (46 victories, RK). Together the pilots of the Schwarm were to total over 500 victories between them. He claimed seven enemy aircraft shot down in one day on 5 July 1943 to record his victories 39 through 45. Rademacher was promoted Oberfeldwebel whilst serving with 1./JG 54. On 30 April 1943 he was awarded the Deutsches Kreuz. On 30 August 1944 he was transferred to 1./Jagdgruppe Nord, redesignated Ergänzungs-Jagdgeschwader 1 on 4 November 1944, based at Sagan, to undertake instructing duties. Despite his training duties Rademacher was able to engage in aerial combat and claimed five enemy aircraft shot down, including four four-engined bombers and P-47, during his stay with the unit. On 18 September 1944, during an attack on a formation of USAAF bombers, he was badly wounded when he was shot down in Fw 190 A-8 (W.Nr. 350193) "White 13". On 30 September 1944, he was awarded the Ritterkreuz for 81 victories.

In January 1945, Leutnant Rademacher transferred to 11./JG 7 where he undertook conversion training on to the Me 262 jet fighter. The training consisted of six flights totalling 150 minutes before he was declared operational. On 1 February 1945, he gained his first victory flying the jet, a RAF Spitfire over Braunschweig. In February 1945, he scored at least seven victories according to some sources. Rademacher was to be credited with at least 16 victories, including several Herausschüsse, flying the Me 262, although sources do differ over his final tally crediting him with scores as low as eight and as high as 24. "Rudi" Rademacher survived the war only to be killed in a glider crash at Lüneburg on 13 June 1953.

Rudolf Rademacher's final score is a matter of some conjecture. Sources claim his total to be 97, 102 and 126 in more than 500 missions. Some claim he had an additional 23 unconfirmed victories. It is thought he gained 76 victories over the Eastern front with JG 54, including 21 Il-2 Stormoviks and 7 Pe-2, and a further five whilst with JGr. Nord. To this can be added his jet victories, at least 16, including 11 four-engined bombers.

Asisbiz Database of 95 aerial victories out of 97 for Rudolf 'Rudi' Rademacher

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
Saturday, September 09, 1939 Rudolf Rademacher I.ZG76 PZL P-24   10:06 SW Lublin
Friday, January 09, 1942 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54   10:30  
Wednesday, February 25, 1942 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   10:57  
Thursday, March 05, 1942 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   16:45  
Friday, March 13, 1942 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 I-16 Rata   18:53  
Saturday, March 14, 1942 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 I-16 Rata   10:57  
Sunday, March 15, 1942 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 I-16 Rata   11:36  
Friday, March 20, 1942 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 I-16 Rata   06:40  
Sunday, April 05, 1942 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   14:38  
Saturday, April 18, 1942 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 I-153   05:07  
Thursday, April 30, 1942 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 MiG-3   14:52  
Friday, May 29, 1942 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 Yak-1   20:25  
Friday, July 10, 1942 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   07:05  
Monday, July 20, 1942 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 Pe-2   15:26  
Thursday, July 30, 1942 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 I-153 10m 15:07 71 794
Wednesday, August 19, 1942 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 Pe-2 1800m 18:47 ostwarts Lubroff
Friday, August 21, 1942 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 I-16 Rata 400m 06:35 47 562
Sunday, August 23, 1942 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 I-16 Rata 300m 06:25 47 594
Tuesday, August 25, 1942 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 I-16 Rata 150m 17:38 47 542
Wednesday, August 26, 1942 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 MiG-3 2000m 06:10 47 852
Tuesday, September 08, 1942 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 Yak-4 2000m 10:37 01 811
Friday, September 11, 1942 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 Pe-2 500m 07:30 00 250
Friday, November 06, 1942 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 400m 11:32 00 152
Friday, January 15, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 LaGG-5 2000m 12:52 10 124
Friday, January 15, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 LaGG-5 3500m 09:36 10 242
Friday, January 15, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 LaGG-5 2000m 12:47 10 251
Friday, January 15, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 100m 13:03 00 264
Saturday, January 16, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 200m 12:40 00 293
Monday, January 25, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 200m 10:17 10 144
Tuesday, January 26, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1000m 13:30 10 141
Wednesday, January 27, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 10:26 10 143
Wednesday, February 10, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 I-153 200m 08:46 00 283
Friday, February 19, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 Pe-2 300m 15:25 10 473
Monday, February 22, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 300m 13:40 10 322
Sunday, March 07, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 300m 14:13 18 354
Sunday, March 07, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 200m 14:26 18 382
Monday, March 15, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 07:55 18 244
Monday, March 15, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 LaGG-5 1000m 10:53 18 253
Monday, March 22, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 600m 15:27 00 274
Thursday, April 01, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 400m 16:55 10 331
Thursday, April 01, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 3./JG54 600m 17:31 10 332
Monday, July 05, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 07:10 63 411
Monday, July 05, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 09:52 63 742
Monday, July 05, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 LaGG-3 1600m 09:58 53 862
Monday, July 05, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 15:43 63 581
Monday, July 05, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 La-5 1000m 15:50 63 572
Monday, July 05, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 Low Level 18:42 63 693
Monday, July 05, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 La-5 3000m 18:53 63 554
Tuesday, July 06, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 La-5 2500m 14:25 63 583
Tuesday, July 06, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 La-5 1000m 14:07 63 711
Wednesday, July 07, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 Yak-7 2000m 08:40 63 574
Wednesday, July 07, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 LaGG-3 200m 18:11 63 734
Thursday, July 08, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 13:17 63 832
Saturday, July 10, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 100m 10:53 63 521
Sunday, July 11, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 500m 18:57 63 554
Tuesday, July 13, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 200m 14:02 54 441
Tuesday, July 13, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 200m 14:09 54 442
Tuesday, July 13, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 200m 14:14 54 443
Friday, July 16, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 08:16 54 312
Saturday, July 17, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 Il-4 400m 10:42 63 394
Tuesday, July 20, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 600m 13:06 54 872
Thursday, October 14, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 08:06 15 542
Thursday, November 11, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 100m 10:34 06 734
Monday, November 29, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 100m 13:16 96 664
Wednesday, December 08, 1943 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 Yak-9 1500m 07:10 06 562
Monday, February 07, 1944 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 La-5 4000m 07:45 06 733
Saturday, February 12, 1944 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 La-5 10m 11:17 05 221
Thursday, February 24, 1944 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 La-5 500m 14:50 40 834
Wednesday, March 08, 1944 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 300m 16:33 60 614
Tuesday, March 21, 1944 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 20m 09:25 70 451
Sunday, March 26, 1944 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 Pe-2 3500m 17:28 70 484
Sunday, March 26, 1944 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 Pe-2 150m 17:34 70 691
Saturday, April 01, 1944 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 20m 15:16 88 369
Sunday, April 02, 1944 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 800m 11:48 70 353
Monday, April 03, 1944 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 Pe-2 3000m 17:10 66 439
Friday, May 26, 1944 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 La-5 1500m 18:47 80 315
Thursday, July 27, 1944 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 Yak-9 3000m 15:54 NF-38 (SE Telshi)
Saturday, July 29, 1944 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 Yak-9 1000m 19:06 ML-84
Saturday, July 29, 1944 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 Yak-9 1200m 19:09 NL-22
Sunday, August 06, 1944 Rudolf Rademacher 1./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 4500m 17:50 LK-72 (SE Bausha)
Thursday, February 01, 1945 Rudolf Rademacher 11./JG7   - Braunschweig
Saturday, February 03, 1945 Rudolf Rademacher 11./JG7 B-24 Liberator   - -
Saturday, February 03, 1945 Rudolf Rademacher 11./JG7 B-24 Liberator   - -
Friday, February 09, 1945 Rudolf Rademacher 11./JG7 B-24 Liberator   - Raum Berlin
Friday, February 09, 1945 Rudolf Rademacher 11./JG7 B-24 Liberator   - Raum Berlin
Wednesday, February 14, 1945 Rudolf Rademacher 11./JG7 B-17 Fortress   - Kiel
Friday, February 16, 1945 Rudolf Rademacher 11./JG7 P-51 Mustang   - Raum Hanover
Saturday, February 24, 1945 Rudolf Rademacher 11./JG7 B-24 Liberator   - E. Luneburg
Tuesday, February 27, 1945 Rudolf Rademacher 11./JG7 B-17 Fortress   - Raum Halle-Leipzig
Sunday, March 18, 1945 Rudolf Rademacher 11./JG7 B-17 Fortress   11:14 Raum Nauen-Rathenow-Brandenburg-Potsdam
Monday, March 19, 1945 Rudolf Rademacher 11./JG7 P-51 Mustang   - Raum Chemnitz
Saturday, March 24, 1945 Rudolf Rademacher 11./JG7 B-17 Fortress   - Raum Dessau
Sunday, March 25, 1945 Rudolf Rademacher 11./JG7 B-24 HSS   10:20 Lauenburg
Saturday, March 31, 1945 Rudolf Rademacher 11./JG7 P-51 Mustang   - -
Wednesday, April 04, 1945 Rudolf Rademacher 11./JG7 B-17 Fortress   - S. Bremen
Tuesday, April 10, 1945 Rudolf Rademacher 11./JG7 P-51 Mustang   - -

List of aerial victories for Rudolf 'Rudi' Rademacher

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location / Comments
1. 9.1.1942 10:30 Il-2 3./JG 54  
? 25.2.1942 10:57 P-40 3./JG 54  
? 5.3.1942 16:45 P-40 3./JG 54  
? 8.3.1942 16:45 SB-2 3./JG 54  
? 13.3.1942 18:53 I-16 3./JG 54  
? 14.3.1942 10:57 I-16 3./JG 54  
? 15.3.1942 11:36 I-16 3./JG 54  
? 20.3.1942 6:40 I-16 3./JG 54  
? 5.4.1942 14:38 P-40 3./JG 54  
? 18.4.1942 7:02 I-153 3./JG 54  
? 30.4.1942 14:52 MiG-3 3./JG 54  
? 29.5.1942 20:25 Yak-1 3./JG 54  
? 10.7.1942 5:02 P-40 3./JG 54  
? 20.7.1942 15:26 Pe-2 3./JG 54  
? 6.11.1942 11:32 Il-2 3./JG 54 00 152 at 400 m
39. 5.7.1943 7:10 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 63 411 at 3000 m
40. 5.7.1943 9:52 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 63 742 at 2500 m
41. 5.7.1943 9:58 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 53 862 at 1600 m
42. 5.7.1943 15:43 Airacobra 1./JG 54 63 581 at 1500 m
43. 5.7.1943 15:50 La-5 1./JG 54 63 572 at 1000 m
44. 5.7.1943 18:42 Il-2 1./JG 54 63 693
45. 5.7.1943 18:53 La-5 1./JG 54 63 554 at 3000 m
? 7.2.1944 7:45 La-5 1./JG 54 06 733 at 4000 m
77.-81. IX.1944 - Viermot 1./JGr. Nord  
77.-81. IX.1944 - Viermot 1./JGr. Nord  
77.-81. IX.1944 - Viermot 1./JGr. Nord  
77.-81. IX.1944 - Viermot 1./JGr. Nord  
77.-81. IX.1944 - P-47 1./JGr. Nord  
82. 1.2.1945 - 11./JG 7 Braunschweig / Possibly Tempest of 274 Sqn RAF flown by Flt Lt GJ Bruce
83. 3.2.1945 - B-24 11./JG 7  
84. 3.2.1945 - B-24 11./JG 7  
85. 9.2.1945 - B-17 11./JG 7 Berlin area
86. 9.2.1945 - B-17 11./JG 7 Berlin area
87. 14.2.1945 - B-17 11./JG 7 Lübeck-Neumünster
88. 16.2.1945 - P-51 11./JG 7 Near Hannover / P-51 of 325FG, USAAF flown by 1st Lt BT Crosby, killed
89. 24.2.1945 - B-24 11./JG 7 Possibly B-17 of 94BG, USAAF
90. 27.2.1945 - B-24 11./JG 7 Halle-Leipzig
91. 18.3.1945 11:14 B-17 11./JG 7 Salzwedel / Possibly B-17 of 100BG, USAAF
92. 19.3.1945 - P-51 11./JG 7 Near Chemnitz
93. 24.3.1945 - B-17 11./JG 7 Near Wittenberge
94. 25.3.1945 10:20 B-24 HSS 11./JG 7 W Ulzen
95. 31.3.1945 - P-51 HSS 11./JG 7  
96. 4.4.1945 - B-24 11./JG 7 S Bremen
97. 10.4.1945 - P-51 11./JG 7  
  • Victories : 97
  • Awards : Knight`s Cross
  • Units : JG 54, JGr. Nord, JG 7

Web Reference: http://www.luftwaffe.cz/rademacher.html



Karl 'Quax' Schnörrer - Leutnant

  • Nickname: Quax
  • Born: 22 March 1919 (1919-03-22) Nuremberg
  • Died: 25 September 1979(1979-09-25) (aged 60) Nuremberg
  • Allegiance: Nazi Germany
  • Service/branch: Luftwaffe
  • Years of service: 1941 – 1945
  • Rank: Leutnant
  • Unit: JG 54, Kommando Nowotny, JG 7
  • Commands held: 11./JG 7
  • Battles/wars: World War II
  • Awards: Ritterkreuz

Karl "Quax" Schnörrer was born on 3 March 1919 at Nürnberg. Schnörrer joined I./JG 54, based on the Eastern front, in December 1941 after completing his operational training with Ergänzungsgruppe/JG 54. Unteroffizier Schnörrer was assigned to 1./JG 54. He recorded his first victory on 13 December. Schnörrer earned the nicknamed 'Quax' because he crashed three Bf 109 fighters on landing. Quax was an accident-prone cartoon character popular at that time. In late 1942, Walter Nowotny (258 victories, RK-Br, killed in action 8 November 1944) chose Schnörrer to be his Kaczmarek. Nowotny and Schnörrer were close friends and referred to each other by their nicknames - Nowi and Quax. Schnörrer had three victories to his credit at this time.

By March 1943, Anton "Toni" Döbele (94 victories, RK, killed in action 11 November 1943) and Rudolf Rademacher (97 victories, RK) had joined with Nowotny and Schnörrer to form one of the most feared formations in the Luftwaffe - the Nowotny Schwarm. These four men combined to score over 500 victories! Nowotny led the scoring by shooting down over 140 aircraft while flying with these men. Schnörrer, by comparison, had, by 20 March, flown 146 combat missions and recorded just four victories, the epitome of a conscientious Kaczmarek. He recorded his 20th victory on 18 August. Eventually fate caught up with the Nowotny Schwarm. On 11 November 1943, Anton Döbele was killed after colliding with another German fighter over the airfield near Smolensk.

The next day, Schnörrer would be seriously wounded. On 12 November 1943, Luftflotte 6 dispatched all available aircraft, a total of 215 sorties, despite the poor weather conditions, to the Nevel area. The Russians had broken through and were heavily supporting the advance with ground-attack aircraft. This was to be Walter Nowotny's last combat mission on the Eastern front, and Schnörrer flew as his wingman. Nowotny attacked a Russian Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft and shot it down for his 255th victory. A second Il-2 attacked Nowotny's Fw 190 but Schnörrer managed to bring down this Il-2 for his 35th, and last, victory with JG 54. Schnörrer's Fw 190 A-5 (W.Nr. 410 021) then received hits from another Il-2. He baled out of his blazing Fw 190 at an altitude of no more than 50 to 70 meters. The parachute deployed only a few meters above the ground. German soldiers rescued the badly injured pilot, who had suffered broken legs and a skull fracture. The loss of "Toni" Döbele and the wounding of "Quax" Schnörrer was a severe blow to I./JG 54. Perhaps no one was more shaken than the young 23-year-old Schwarm leader Walter Nowotny.

Shortly afterwards, Nowotny was withdrawn from front-line service and transferred to command Schulgeschwader 101 in France. Having recovered from his wounds, Leutnant Schnörrer was assigned to Erprobungskommando 262 in June 1944, flying the Me 262 jet fighter. Here he was reunited with Walter Nowotny. The unit was renamed Kommando Nowotny on 25 September 1944. Schnörrer personally witnessed the death of Nowotny on 8 November 1944. Kommando Nowotny was absorbed into JG 7 following Nowotny's death. Schnörrer was assigned to 9./JG 7 and, on 19 March 1945, was appointed Staffelkapitän. While with this unit, Schnörrer achieved eleven victories, including nine four-engine bombers. He was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 22 March for 43 victories. On 30 March 1945, Schnörrer and Oberfähnrich Viktor Petermann (64 victories, RK) intercepted USAAF four-engine bombers over Hamburg. Schnörrer claimed two B-17s shot down, but his Me 262 was hit by crossfire from the bombers. He attempted to return to his base but was intercepted by USAAF P-51 fighters. Realising he could not outrun or out-fight them he baled out. Unfortunately, he struck the tailplane and, although in great pain, managed to open his parachute and land safely. He was to have one leg amputated, ending his combat career. Schnörrer died on 25 September 1979 at Nürnberg.

'Quax' Schnörrer flew a total of 536 missions and recorded 46 victories. He claimed 35 victories over the Eastern front, including 10 Il-2 Sturmoviks. Of his 11 victories recorded over the Western front, all were made flying the Me-262 and included nine four-engine bombers.

luftwaffe.cz list of 46 aerial victories for Karl Schnörrer

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location / Comments
1 13.12.1941 - E/a 1./JG 54 -
2 12.5.1942 14:45 Yak-1 1./JG 54 -
3 13.8.1942 20:40 Pe-2 1./JG 54 2 592
4 23.2.1943 7:07 Il-2 1./JG 54 10 181
5 15.3.1943 8:12 Il-2 1./JG 54 18 251
6 5.6.1943 12:18 MiG-3 1./JG 54 21 782
7 8.6.1943 16:18 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 10 283
8 15.6.1943 16:35 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 90 134
9 5.7.1943 15:42 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 63 594
10 6.7.1943 14:33 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 63 722
11 7.7.1943 14:12 Boston 1./JG 54 53 834
12 7.7.1943 14:20 P-40 1./JG 54 63 561
13 14.7.1943 15:50 La-5 1./JG 54 54 413
14 17.7.1943 17:03 Il-4 1./JG 54 54 489
15 17.7.1943 17:06 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 54 483
16 7.8.1943 11:32 Il-2 1./JG 54 54 731
17 7.8.1943 13:54 Il-2 1./JG 54 54 732
18 12.8.1943 8:57 La-5 1./JG 54 51 854
19 16.8.1943 15:25 La-5 1./JG 54 60 132
20 18.8.1943 16:21 MiG-3 1./JG 54 51 862
21 19.8.1943 13:10 Pe-2 1./JG 54 51 362
22 19.8.1943 15:50 Il-2 1./JG 54 51 544
23 20.8.1943 6:25 Il-2 1./JG 54 51 533
24 28.9.1943 8:25 LaGG-5 1./JG 54 16 513
25 7.10.1943 16:17 P-39 1./JG 54 17 753
26 7.10.1943 16:17 P-40 1./JG 54 17 781
27 9.10.1943 9:25 P-39 1./JG 54 SE Nevel
28 9.10.1943 13:35 Il-2 1./JG 54 E Lugawskija
29 11.10.1943 14:30 Il-2 1./JG 54 E Kosadoyevo
30 12.10.1943 14:25 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 E Lenin
31 13.10.1943 9:33 La-5 1./JG 54 NE Lenin
32 13.10.1943 9:55 La-5 1./JG 54 NE Scheino
33 14.10.1943 11:18 P-40 Stab I./JG 54 S Lyadoff
34 10.11.1943 14:30 Il-2 Stab I./JG 54 Ostüfer Ordovo-See
35 12.11.1943 10:08 Il-2 Stab I./JG 54 Orviso-Tua
36 3.2.1945 - B-17 9./JG 7 -
37 9.2.1945 - P-51 9./JG 7 Berlin / Possibly P-51 of 357FG USAAF flown by Capt Browning
38 3.3.1945 10:15~ B-17 9./JG 7 Braunschweig-Magdeburg
39 18.3.1945 11:20~ B-17 9./JG 7 Near Rathenow / first attack with R4M rockets
40 18.3.1945 - B-17 HSS 9./JG 7 Near Rathenow / first attack with R4M rockets
41 19.3.1945 - B-17 9./JG 7 N Chemnitz
42 21.3.1945 9:15~ B-17 9./JG 7 NW Dresden
43 22.3.1945 12:45~ B-17 9./JG 7 near Dresden
44 25.3.1945 - P-51 9./JG 7 -
45 30.3.1945 13:30~ B-17 9./JG 7 Hamburg
46 30.3.1945 13:30~ B-17 9./JG 7 Hamburg
  • Victories :4 6
  • Awards : Ehrenpokal (18 October 1943)
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (21 October 1943)
    Ritterkreuz (22 March 1945)
  • Units : JG 54, Kommando Nowotny, JG 7

Web Reference: http://www.luftwaffe.cz/rademacher.html

Asisbiz list of 46 aerial victories for Karl Schnörrer

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
Wednesday, August 13, 1941 Karl Schnorrer 1./JG54 possibly I-18   17:40  
Tuesday, May 12, 1942 Karl Schnorrer 1./JG54 Yak-1 20m 14:45 10 662
Thursday, August 13, 1942 Karl Schnorrer 1./JG54 Pe-2 10m 20:40 02 592
Tuesday, February 23, 1943 Karl Schnorrer 1./JG54 100m 07:07 10 181
Monday, March 15, 1943 Karl Schnorrer 1./JG54 50m 08:12 18 251
Saturday, June 05, 1943 Karl Schnorrer 1./JG54 MiG-3 4000m 12:18 21 782
Tuesday, June 08, 1943 Karl Schnorrer 1./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 16:18 10 283
Tuesday, June 15, 1943 Karl Schnorrer 1./JG54 LaGG-3 1800m 16:35 90 134
Monday, July 05, 1943 Karl Schnorrer 1./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 15:42 63 594
Tuesday, July 06, 1943 Karl Schnorrer 1./JG54 LaGG-3 1600m 14:33 63 722
Wednesday, July 07, 1943 Karl Schnorrer 1./JG54 A-20 Boston 1300m 14:12 53 834
Wednesday, July 07, 1943 Karl Schnorrer 1./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 50m 14:20 63 561
Wednesday, July 14, 1943 Karl Schnorrer 1./JG54 La-5 1200m 15:50 54 413
Saturday, July 17, 1943 Karl Schnorrer 1./JG54 Il-4 300m 17:03 54 489
Saturday, July 17, 1943 Karl Schnorrer 1./JG54 LaGG-3 100m 17:06 54 483
Saturday, August 07, 1943 Karl Schnorrer 1./JG54 La-5 1400m 11:32 54 731
Saturday, August 07, 1943 Karl Schnorrer 1./JG54 600m 13:54 54 732
Thursday, August 12, 1943 Karl Schnorrer 1./JG54 La-5 1000m 08:57 51 854
Monday, August 16, 1943 Karl Schnorrer 1./JG54 La-5 2200m 15:25 60 132
Wednesday, August 18, 1943 Karl Schnorrer 1./JG54 MiG-3 1500m 16:21 51 862
Thursday, August 19, 1943 Karl Schnorrer 1./JG54 Pe-2 2000m 13:10 51 362
Thursday, August 19, 1943 Karl Schnorrer 1./JG54 400m 15:50 51 544
Friday, August 20, 1943 Karl Schnorrer 1./JG54 400m 06:25 51 533
Tuesday, September 28, 1943 Karl Schnorrer 1./JG54 LaGG-5 2500m 08:25 16 513
Thursday, October 07, 1943 Karl Schnorrer 1./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 16:17 17 753
Thursday, October 07, 1943 Karl Schnorrer 1./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk 4200m 16:17 17 781
Saturday, October 09, 1943 Karl Schnorrer 1./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 2400m 09:25 SE Nevel
Saturday, October 09, 1943 Karl Schnorrer 1./JG54 300m 13:35 E Lugawskija
Monday, October 11, 1943 Karl Schnorrer 1./JG54 300m 14:30 06 283 (E Kosadoyevo)
Tuesday, October 12, 1943 Karl Schnorrer 1./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 14:25 15 551 (E Lenin)
Wednesday, October 13, 1943 Karl Schnorrer 1./JG54 La-5 3500m 09:33 15 514 (NE Lenin)
Wednesday, October 13, 1943 Karl Schnorrer 1./JG54 La-5 3500m 09:55 15 521 (NE Scheino)
Thursday, October 14, 1943 Karl Schnorrer Stab I./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2800m 11:18 S Lyadoff (15 381)
Wednesday, November 10, 1943 Karl Schnorrer Stab I./JG54   14:30 Ostufer Ordovo-See
Friday, November 12, 1943 Karl Schnorrer Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 800m 10:08 Orviso-Tua
Saturday, February 03, 1945 Karl Schnorrer 9./JG7 B-17 Fortress   - -
Friday, February 09, 1945 Karl Schnorrer 9./JG7 B-17 Fortress   - -
Saturday, March 03, 1945 Karl Schnorrer 9./JG7 B-17 Fortress   10:15± zwischen Braunschweig-Magdeburg
Sunday, March 18, 1945 Karl Schnorrer 9./JG7 B-17 Fortress   11:20± Raum Rathenow
Sunday, March 18, 1945 Karl Schnorrer 9./JG7 B-17 HSS   11:20± Raum Rathenow
Monday, March 19, 1945 Karl Schnorrer 9./JG7 B-17 Fortress   - Raum Zwikau-Jena-Plauen
Wednesday, March 21, 1945 Karl Schnorrer 9./JG7 B-17 Fortress   09:15± NW Dresden
Thursday, March 22, 1945 Karl Schnorrer 9./JG7 B-17 Fortress   12:45± Raum Cottbus-Bautzen-Dresden
Sunday, March 25, 1945 Karl Schnorrer 9./JG7 P-51 Mustang   - -
Friday, March 30, 1945 Karl Schnorrer 9./JG7 B-17 Fortress   13:30± N. Luneberg
Friday, March 30, 1945 Karl Schnorrer 9./JG7 B-17 Fortress   13:30± N. Luneberg

Awards

  • Eastern Front Medal (6 August 1942)
  • Wound Badge in Black (13 November 1943)
  • Order of the Cross of Liberty 2nd Class (22 November 1942)
  • Front Flying Clasp of the Luftwaffe in Gold for fighter pilots (14 November 1942)
  • Iron Cross (1939)
    * 2nd Class (16 September 1942)
    * 1st Class (22 June 1943)
  • Ehrenpokal der Luftwaffe (18 October 1943)
  • German Cross in Gold (21 October 1943)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 22 March 1945 as Leutnant of the Reserves and Staffelführer of the 11./JG 7

Bibliography

  1. Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  2. Obermaier, Ernst (1989). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe Jagdflieger 1939 - 1945 (in German). Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann. ISBN 3-87341-065-6.
  3. Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.



Hans Philipp

Hans Philipp was born on March 17, 1917 in Meissen in Saxony. As a member of I./JG76 (later to become II./JG54), Philipp saw action over Poland and scored his first victory. Later during the Battle of Britain, Hans Philipp was made the Staffelkapitan of 4./JG54.

Philipp soon gained a reputation for being a superb dogfighter, often preferring to battle it out with enemy fighters rather than bombers. Philipp's successes in combat were recognized on November 4, 1940 when he was awarded the Knights Cross for his twenty victories to date. In typical celebratory fashion, he claimed a Hurricane ten days later.

On March 26, 1941, Yugoslavia pronounced its defiance of Hitler and joined the Allied cause. Fearing offensive operations from Yugoslavian territory, Hitler issued Directive No. 25 - the subjugation of Yugoslavia and Greece. On the second day of attacks, April 7, 1941, the Grunherz Geschwader engaged the Jugoslovensko Kraljevsko Ratno Vazduhoplovstvo (JKRV) in a massive air battle. In daring attacks, the JKRV manned Me 109s attacked twenty-six Ju 87 Stuka dive-bombers, escorted by double that amount of fighters. During this dogfight, Hans Philipp managed to down two of the JKRV 109s.

Operation Barbarossa saw Philipp's score begin to climb. On August 24, 1941, Philipp became the 33rd member of the German Armed Forces to be awarded the Oak Leaves to the Knights Cross. On a sad note, Franz Eckerle, Kommandeur of I./JG54, was posted missing on February 14, 1942. The high scoring Hans Philipp was chosen as his successor. As Kommandeur of I./JG54, he oversaw the early careers of many young fighter pilots, among them Walter Nowotny.

March 1942 saw Philipp reach some incredible milestones. On March 12, 1942, he became the first member of JG54 to be awarded the Swords to the Knight Cross (8th overall). Even more remarkable, on March 31, 1942 Philipp became the fourth Luftwaffe fighter pilot to achieve 100 victories.

April 1, 1943 saw Philipp transferred to Defense of the Reich duties as Kommodore of JG1. There he battled the growing menace of the 8th Air Force and continued to score victories as his duties allowed.

The following is an excerpt (in italics) from Eric Mombeek's book 'Defending the Reich: The History of Jagdgeschwader 1 - Oesau' Reichmarshall Goring issued the following edict after an 8th AF raid on October 4, 1943:

  1. There are no meterological conditions which would prevent fighters from taking off and engaging in combat.

  2. Every fighter pilot taking off in a machine not showing any sign of combat, or without having recorded a victory will be prosecured by a court-martial.

  3. In the case of where a pilot uses up his ammunition, or if his weapons are unusable, he should ram the enemy bomber.

Kommodore Philipp's response: 'As far as I'm concerned, I categorically refuse to allow myself to be held to such advice; I know what I have to do!'

On October 8, 1943, the 8th AF dispatched 156 bombers to targets in Bremen and Vegesack. The force was escorted by 250+ Thunderbolts from six different fighter groups.

The Stab Flight of the Geschwader heard Philipp announce a victory over a Thunderbolt. The last tranmission from him was: 'Reinhardt, attack!' Feldwebel Reinhardt was Philipp's wingman on this day. He last saw the Kommodore's aircraft disappear in a cloud. Reinhardt was wounded after colliding with an enemy aircraft, but made a successful forced landing. Later that evening, the Geschwader learned that their Kommodore had been shot down and killed.

In the all too brief career of this dogfight artist, Philipp scored 206 victories over the course of 500+ missions

Hans "Fips" Philipp born in 03.17.1917 Meissen (Sachsen).

Score: 206

Units:I./J.G.76 (Poland), Stafkpt. 1./J.G.54, Stafkpt. 4./J.G.54 (06.41 S.U.), Kdr. I./J.G.54 (03.43), Kodr. J.G.1 (04.43).

Awards:RK (10.22.40)-S(03.12.42), DK-G (06.29.42), EP (09.28.40), EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant

Known Aircraft:Bf 109E-4 Wht 1 in 4Stf (10/40), Bf 109F-2 White 9 in 3/42, Fw 190A-5 W.Nr. 410012 Black (- + -(40% dam 09.27.43 force land Donkerbrök-engine), Fw 190A-6 W.Nr. 530407 "Red-3"(lost 10.08.43) in J.G.1

Remarks:His 1st victory, a Polish P-24 7 km southwest of Radomsko, 5 September, 1939. His 2nd, in the French Campaign, a Hawk-75A west of Rethel, 18 May, 1940. Channel Pilot. Barbarossa "Experten" pilot. His 1st Soviet victory, a SB-2 NW of Kossowo on 22 June, 1941. Two Soviet Hurricanes and a P-40 on 7 November, 1942. An I-15 on 29 December, 1942. Three Il-2's and five LaGG-3's on 30 December, 1942. Two Il-2's and a LaGG-3 on 6 January, 1943. Four LaGG-3''s and a Soviet P-51 on 7 January, 1943. This may have been the first P-51 downed in Russia. Six Il-2's and two I-16's on 12 January, 1943. Eight victories on 23 February, 1943. Three LaGG-3's, a P-39 and five Il-2's on 7 March, 1943. A P-39, four LaGG-3's and an Il-2 on 16 March, 1943. 1 Bomber. 500+ combat missions. EL conferred 24 August, 1941. Killed 8 October, 1943, in W.Nr. 530407 in aerial combat with P-47's and B-17's at Hardenberg Hollandhaus, near Nordhorn, while with J.G.1, opposing the Münster raid. Buried in Meissen. Had a pet Fox for a mascot. Germany's 11th ranked fighter Ace. Also known to have flown Fw 190A-5 W.Nr. 410012, as Kdr J.G.1.

Asisbiz Database of aerial victories for Hans Philipp

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
05-Sep-39 Hans Philipp 1./JG76 PZL P-24   14.15 7km S Radomsko
18-May-40 Hans Philipp 1./JG76 Hawk-75A   16.25 West of Rethel
03-Jun-40 Hans Philipp 1./JG76 Hawk-75A   15.20 West of epernay
07-Jun-40 Hans Philipp 1./JG76 4000m 20.50 South of Dieppe
30-Aug-40 Hans Philipp 4./JG54      
01-Sep-40 Hans Philipp 4./JG54      
05-Sep-40 Hans Philipp 4./JG54 6000m 16.20 Thames Estuary
27-Sep-40 Hans Philipp 4./JG54 6000m 10.20 West of London
27-Sep-40 Hans Philipp 4./JG54   16.18  
27-Sep-40 Hans Philipp 4./JG54      
27-Sep-40 Hans Philipp 4./JG54 Not Listed      
13-Oct-40 Hans Philipp 4./JG54   14.02  
13-Oct-40 Hans Philipp 4./JG54 7000m 14.03 zw Dungeness-Tunbridge Wells
13-Oct-40 Hans Philipp 4./JG54   14.05  
20-Oct-40 Hans Philipp 4./JG54   11.05  
20-Oct-40 Hans Philipp 4./JG54      
30-Oct-40 Hans Philipp 4./JG54 8000m 17.02 Dungeness
02-Nov-40 Hans Philipp 4./JG54 8000m   NW Dungeness
14-Nov-40 Hans Philipp 4./JG54   12.30 Canterbury
07-Apr-41 Hans Philipp 4./JG54 Bf-109E 6000m 17.55 S. Neusatz
07-Apr-41 Hans Philipp 4./JG54 Bf-109E 6500m 18.03 S. Neusatz
06-Feb-42 Hans Philipp 4./JG54 R-5 30m 14.08 SE Malaya Vischera
17-Feb-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   13.40  
19-Feb-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   10.10  
22-Feb-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   14.30  
23-Feb-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   09.05  
26-Feb-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   12.00  
27-Feb-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   08.47  
27-Feb-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   08.40  
28-Feb-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   09.36  
12-Mar-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   09.59  
12-Mar-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   09.55  
15-Mar-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   16.34  
18-Mar-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   13.08  
22-Mar-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   10.45  
22-Mar-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   10.49  
28-Mar-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   09.10  
29-Mar-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   11.25  
29-Mar-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   08.45  
29-Mar-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   11.15  
29-Mar-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   11.19  
30-May-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 MiG-3   16.17  
06-Jun-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   17.26  
06-Jun-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   17.25  
11-Jun-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Yak-1   20.25  
12-Jun-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 MiG-3   20.10  
15-Jun-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3   20.01  
15-Jun-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3   20.02  
26-Jun-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3   09.44  
26-Jun-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3   16.28  
26-Jun-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54   09.37  
11-Jul-42 Hans Philipp 1./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   19.40  
02-Aug-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 14.26 00 164
02-Aug-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 14.31 00 191
07-Nov-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 1500m 07.08 11 752
07-Nov-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1600m 07.49 11 853
07-Nov-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 1500m 07.15 11 752
16-Dec-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 MiG-3 3200m 11.35 00 251
16-Dec-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 MiG-3 3500m 11.38 00 261
16-Dec-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Yak-4 3000m 11.25 11 872
29-Dec-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-15 Rata 1200m 13.58 1170
30-Dec-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 5000m 10.00 28 131
30-Dec-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 150m 12.25 28 141
30-Dec-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 700m 12.20 28 113
30-Dec-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 300m 12.12 18 264
30-Dec-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 12.00 28 114
30-Dec-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 300m 09.55 28 174
30-Dec-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 300m 09.30 28 171
30-Dec-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 800m 12.05 28 121
06-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 12.55 28 262
06-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 800m 12.46 28 141
06-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 600m 12.53 28 124
07-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 500m 09.25 18 231
07-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 20-50m 09.27 29 743
07-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 40m 09.30 29 753
07-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 40m 09.32 29 743
07-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 P-51 Mustang 1400m 09.20 18 233
10-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG3 2000m 11.41 91 763
12-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-16 Rata 2000m 11.20 00 281
12-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 2500m 14.01 10 154
12-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-16 Rata 2000m 11.16 00 263
12-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 500m 11.12 10 113
12-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 500m 11.03 10 123
12-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 500m 10.54 10 113
12-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 500m 10.55 10 114
12-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 2500m 14.01 10 154
13-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 13.58 00 264
13-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 800m 14.03 10 244
14-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Low Level 09.03 10 214
14-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Low Level 09.05 10 211
14-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 2000-2500m 11.25 10 254
14-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 2000-2500m 11.28 00 252
14-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 11.55 00 282
15-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Low Level 13.03 00 432
15-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Low Level 13.06 00 431
22-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 600m 13.10 10 334
22-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 600m 13.12 10 152
22-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 13.02 10 141
23-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 13.02 10 163
23-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-5 3000m 13.08 10 191
23-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 13.12 10 152
23-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 13.14 10 151
24-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-153 800m 10.56 10 143
11-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 800m 09.14 00 274
14-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 500m 14.30 00 462
14-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 500m 14.35 00 294
19-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 12.15 10 394
19-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 1800m 12.10 10 391
21-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 5000m 08.45 00 411
21-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 09.06 10 534
22-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 80-100m 15.08 10 153
22-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 100m 15.23 10 144
23-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 800m 09.16 00 252
23-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 200m 11.08 10 151
23-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 800m 10.02 10 152
23-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Yak-1 1200m 08.55 00 363
23-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Yak-1 800m 08.53 00 392
23-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 300m 08.40 00 412
23-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Yak-1 300m 08.50 00 412
23-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Yak-1 Low Level 08.59 00 334
07-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 800m 14.37 18 361
07-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 100m 14.40 18 363
07-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 800m 14.34 18 194
07-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 5300m 11.50 18 451
07-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Low Level 14.42 18 391
07-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 800m 14.32 18 194
07-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 09.07 18 264
07-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 09.14 18 243
07-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 09.09 28 144
14-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk 200m 13.32 18 281
14-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 13.25 18 453
15-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 15.35 18 451
15-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 3500m 15.30 18 414
15-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 3500m 15.33 18 364
16-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 10.48 18 214
16-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 200m 10.56 15km South Charkov
16-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 10.54 18 244
16-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 10.50 18 241
16-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 5500m 10.43 18 261
16-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 10.53 18 244
17-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 16.13 18 421
17-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 2600m 16.15 18 421
17-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 2600m 16.16 18 332
17-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 2400m 16.19 18 361
02-May-43 Hans Philipp Stab /JG1   19.43 120km W Haarlem
16-May-43 Hans Philipp Stab /JG1 P-47 Thunderbolt   13.12 25km N Zeebrugge
26-Jul-43 Hans Philipp 7./NJG1 Stirling 5400m 00.31 6km N Hoenderlo
08-Oct-43 Hans Philipp Stab /JG1 Dogfight (P-47)   KiA P-47 Dogfight Hardenhaus
08-Oct-43 Hans Philipp Stab /JG1 B-17 Fortress 6600m 15.28 FR-52 (Diepholz-Quakenbruck)
27-Jun-44 Hans Philipp 7./JG27 P-51 Mustang     S Soissons



Hubert 'Hubs' Mütherich

Units:2./JG-77, IV./JG-51, Stafkpt 5./JG-54 (6/41 Barbarossa)

Awards:RK(8/6/41), EP, EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109F-2 WNr 6774 'Black ?' (40%), Bf 109F-2 WNr 9206 'Black 10' (lost 9/9/41)

Remarks:Battle of Britain pilot. His first victory, a Bloch 152 at Dinant, 14 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane NE of Cambrai on 19 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire on 31 August, 1940, no location. A 4th, a Hurricane over England on 14 September, 1940, no location. A 5th & 6th, both Spitfires over England on 27 September, 1940. Killed (KIFA) in a forced landing accident (ground loop) 9 September, 1941, in Werk# 9206, 'RL+IB', near Krasnojo-Solo (by Lenningrad). Reportedly buried by a Russian farmer before the Germany Army could recover his body. His F-2 # 6774 sustained 40% damage on 30 June, 1941 near Jakobstadt, however it is not known if he was injured at the time. JG54's 1st RK Holder loss. 33 victories in the East. Photo

Asisbiz Database of 8 aerial victories for Hubert Mutherich - Hubert 'Hubs' Mütherich

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
19-May-40 Hubert Mutherich 2./JG77   20.30 NE Cambrai
14-May-40 Hubert Mutherich 2./JG77 Bloch 152   16.05 Dinant
31-Aug-40 Hubert Mutherich 2./JG77   10.25 Battle of Britain
14-Sep-40 Hubert Mutherich 2./JG77   17.00 Battle of Britain
27-Sep-40 Hubert Mutherich 2./JG77   16.02 Battle of Britain
27-Sep-40 Hubert Mutherich 2./JG77   16.05 Battle of Britain
07-Apr-41 Hubert Mutherich 5./JG54 IL-2   14.00 -
06-Apr-41 Hubert Mutherich 5./JG54 Bf 109E   17.28 -



Hermann Schleinhege

Units:I./JG-3, 6./JG-54, 5./JG-54, 6./JG-54 (8/42 S.U.), Stafkpt 8./JG-54

Awards:RK(1/28/45), DK-G (3/20/44), EP(10/2/43), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109F 'Black 1' w 5/JG-54, Bf 109F-4 WNr 8618 'Yellow 4' (5/42), Bf 109G-2 WNr 10345 'Yellow 16 (1/43), Fw 190A-4 WNr 142329 'Yellow 2' (8/43), Fw 190A-6 WNr 53035_ 'Yellow 3' (8/19/43)

Remarks:Shot down with wounds twice while in JG-54; on 5 August, 1943 in Werk# 142329 'Yellow ?', AC damage unknown, and WIA 19 August, 1943 in Werk# 53035_ 'Yellow 3' (lost) over Map Quadrant 50251. All his victories in Russia. 484 combat missions. His first known Soviet victory, an R-4 W of Chernowaja on 9 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 7 January, 1943. A Pe-2 on 11 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 27 February, 1943. A Pe-2 on 7 March, 1943. A Yak-1 on 1 June, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 8 June, 1943. A Yak-1 and a LaGG-3 on 18 June, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 13 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 31 July, 1943. Two Il-2's on 2 August, 1943. A Yak-9 on 11 October, 1943. A Yak-1 and a Yak-9 on 5 November, 1943. Two Il-2's on 30 November, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 12 February, 1944. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 3 April, 1944. A Pe-2 on 16 August, 1944. A Pe-2 on 5 September, 1944. Another of many multiples, three Yak-9's on 28 September, 1944. Two P-39's and two Il-2's on 9 October, 1944. Flugbuch (4/42 to 5/44). Bowers/Lednicer, 96 victories.

Asisbiz Database of 84 aerial victories for Hermann Schleinhege

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
09-Aug-42 Hermann Schleinhege 6./JG54 R-5 100m 11.05 46 21 W Chernowaja
07-Jan-43 Hermann Schleinhege 6./JG54 LaGG-3 1300m 09.22 18 231
11-Feb-43 Hermann Schleinhege 6./JG54 Pe-2 200m 08.55 28 734
27-Feb-43 Hermann Schleinhege 6./JG54 600m 12.33 18 483
07-Mar-43 Hermann Schleinhege 6./JG54 Pe-2 2300m 09.23 18 274
01-Jun-43 Hermann Schleinhege Stab /JG54 Yak-1 4000m 04.56 10 292
08-Jun-43 Hermann Schleinhege Stab /JG54 LaGG-3 5000m 16.04 20 181
18-Jun-43 Hermann Schleinhege Stab /JG54 Yak-1 3000m 06.22 21 851
18-Jun-43 Hermann Schleinhege Stab /JG54 LaGG-3 3500m 06.27 21 781
23-Jun-43 Hermann Schleinhege Stab /JG54 LaGG-3 5800m 20.02 11 743
13-Jul-43 Hermann Schleinhege Stab /JG54 LaGG-3 600m 11.44 54 167
14-Jul-43 Hermann Schleinhege Stab /JG54 LaGG-3 1800m 14.07 54 474
17-Jul-43 Hermann Schleinhege Stab /JG54 600m 08.05 63 567
17-Jul-43 Hermann Schleinhege Stab /JG54 Yak-9 2000m 13.08 54 642
18-Jul-43 Hermann Schleinhege Stab /JG54 LaGG-3 1700m 07.18 64 879
31-Jul-43 Hermann Schleinhege Stab /JG54 20m 11.10 10 154
02-Aug-43 Hermann Schleinhege Stab /JG54 3200m 12.37 10 156
02-Aug-43 Hermann Schleinhege Stab /JG54 100m 13.03 10 183
04-Aug-43 Hermann Schleinhege Stab /JG54 P-39 Aircobra 500m 06.33 10 153
11-Oct-43 Hermann Schleinhege Stab /JG54 Yak-9 2000m 09.10 06 164
12-Oct-43 Hermann Schleinhege Stab /JG54 La-5 3200m 13.36 15 544
12-Oct-43 Hermann Schleinhege Stab /JG54 La-5 1500m 13.55 15 574
14-Oct-43 Hermann Schleinhege Stab /JG54 LaGG-3 2800m 14.46 15 553
17-Oct-43 Hermann Schleinhege Stab /JG54 La-5 800m 09.47 06 321
05-Nov-43 Hermann Schleinhege Stab /JG54 Yak-1 2300m 10.28 06 182
05-Nov-43 Hermann Schleinhege Stab /JG54 Yak-9 2500m 10.50 06 321
30-Nov-43 Hermann Schleinhege Stab /JG54 20m 12.07 05 461
30-Nov-43 Hermann Schleinhege Stab /JG54 50m 12.11 05 481
12-Feb-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab /JG54 LaGG-3 900m 14.07 06 794
26-Feb-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab /JG54 Yak-1 5m 15.58 79 713
03-Apr-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab /JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 09.55 88 391
03-Apr-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab /JG54 10m 12.15 88 362
04-Apr-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab /JG54 Yak-9 3000m 17.52 79 551
16-Aug-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 Pe-2 6500m 13.08 79 675
17-Aug-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 Yak-9 4000m 12.04 79 582
17-Aug-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 Pe-2 5400m 12.14 79 394
23-Aug-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 Yak-9 3300m 15.02 69 826
23-Aug-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 800m 15.30 69 648
25-Aug-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 La-5 2200m 17.15 57 236
05-Sep-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 Pe-2 3400m 17.30 57 231
15-Sep-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 1300m 11.57 60 191
15-Sep-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 Yak-9 2500m 14.03 60 315
15-Sep-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 1200m 11.56 60 189
17-Sep-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 500m 09.25 68 146
18-Sep-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 18.14 57 247
18-Sep-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 18.15 57 169
19-Sep-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 30m 15.31 69 258
19-Sep-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 30m 15.32 69 283
23-Sep-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 Yak-9 600m 12.38 58 662
24-Sep-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 La-5 600m 11.25 58 325
28-Sep-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 Yak-9 2500m 11.40 47 291
28-Sep-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 Yak-9 1500m 11.48 47 236
28-Sep-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 Yak-9 2300m 11.39 47 266
30-Sep-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 100m 12.35 57 144
09-Oct-44 Hermann Schleinhege 5./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3700m 13.24 16 254
09-Oct-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 500m 15.45 17 668
09-Oct-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 1500m 16.04 17 647
09-Oct-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 1100m 16.05 17 593
10-Oct-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 Pe-2 2000m 08.25 16 242
14-Oct-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 2300m 14.07 17 811
16-Oct-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 600m 15.01 17 593
16-Oct-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 300m 15.27 17 483
17-Oct-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 800m 13.22 17 642
17-Oct-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 600m 13.42 17 642
27-Oct-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 1200m 09.43 16 646
27-Oct-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 Pe-2 2400m 11.36 17 442
30-Oct-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 Pe-2 1500m 12.12 07 638
19-Nov-44 Hermann Schleinhege Stab II./JG54 600m 12.17 17 488
20-Jan-45 Hermann Schleinhege 8./JG54 Il-2      
26-Jan-45 Hermann Schleinhege 8./JG54 Il-2      
26-Jan-45 Hermann Schleinhege 8./JG54 Il-2      
29-Jan-45 Hermann Schleinhege 8./JG54 Yak-3      
29-Jan-45 Hermann Schleinhege 8./JG54 Il-2      
06-Feb-45 Hermann Schleinhege 8./JG54 Il-2      
21-Feb-45 Hermann Schleinhege 8./JG54 Pe-2      
21-Feb-45 Hermann Schleinhege 8./JG54 Pe-2      
21-Feb-45 Hermann Schleinhege 8./JG54 Il-2      
23-Feb-45 Hermann Schleinhege 8./JG54 Pe-2      
23-Feb-45 Hermann Schleinhege 8./JG54 Pe-2      
17-Mar-45 Hermann Schleinhege 8./JG54 Il-2      
26-Mar-45 Hermann Schleinhege 8./JG54 Il-2      
26-Mar-45 Hermann Schleinhege 8./JG54 Il-2      
09-Apr-45 Hermann Schleinhege 8./JG54 Yak-3      
09-Apr-45 Hermann Schleinhege 8./JG54 Pe-2      



Reinhard 'Seppl' Seiler

Units:Legion Condor, I./JG-54, Stfkpt 1./JG-54, Kdr III./JG-54 (2/43 S.U.), Kdr I./JG-54 (7/43), Kdr JG-104

Awards:RK(12/20/41)-EL(3/2/44), Span Crs, DK-G(10/17/41), EP(8/20/41), EK 1 & 2, Wnd Bdg, Ftr Oper Clsp w/Pend

Known Aircraft:Bf 109E-4 'White 7' & 'White 7' & Bf 109F-2 'White & 9' all four in 1/JG-54, Bf 109F-4 'White <<+' and Bf 109G 'White <<+' in III/JG-54, Fw 190A-4 WNr 1501341 'Black << +' (7/43), Bf 109G-2 w/ III/JG-54

Remarks:1 Bomber. 96 victories in the East. A triple at Osemski on 26 January, 1942; an I-18 and two I-26's, one of many multiples in the Eastern Theater. A MiG-3 on 12 June, 1943. Two Il-2's, an La-5, a MiG-3 and a P-39 on 5 July, 1943. 16 Night victories over Russia. 9 victories in Spain. His 1st victory, a Potez 63 south of Colmar, 10 January, 1940, while in I/JG-54. His 2nd, a Morane W of Strassburg on 7 April, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire over the English Channel on 5 August, 1940. He was one of the most successful fighter pilots in Spain. Shot down and lost four AC in JG-54; the E-4 above 8/4/40, an F-2 'White 1' 9/11/41 and an F-4 'White <<' 3/20/42. Downed the 4th time on 6 July, 1943 in Fw 190A-5, Werk# (150)1341 'Black <' (lost) east of Ponyri. Wounded three times, one known, 6 July, 1943. He won the DK-G on 15 October, 1941. Deceased 6 October, 1989. Photo

Asisbiz database list of 99 aerial victories for Reinhard Seiler

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
10-Jan-40 Reinhard Seiler 1./JG54 Potez 63   12.15 Reich (Western Front)
07-Apr-40 Reinhard Seiler 1./JG54 Morane 406     Reich (Western Front)
05-Aug-40 Reinhard Seiler 1./JG54   09.15 Battle of Britain
22-Jun-41 Reinhard Seiler Stab I./JG54 SB-2 3500m 05.58 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
22-Jun-41 Reinhard Seiler Stab I./JG54 SB-2   05.55 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
22-Jun-41 Reinhard Seiler Stab I./JG54 SB-2   05.57 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
06-Jul-41 Reinhard Seiler 1./JG54 SB-3   10.18 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
06-Jul-41 Reinhard Seiler 1./JG54 SB-3   10.24 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
06-Jul-41 Reinhard Seiler 1./JG54 SB-3   17.34 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
07-Jul-41 Reinhard Seiler 1./JG54 I-18   19.15 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
07-Jul-41 Reinhard Seiler 1./JG54 SB-3   10.31 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
07-Jul-41 Reinhard Seiler 1./JG54 SB-3   11.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
22-Jul-41 Reinhard Seiler 1./JG54 I-18   18.08 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
22-Jul-41 Reinhard Seiler 1./JG54 I-18   18.05 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
31-Jul-41 Reinhard Seiler 1./JG54 I-18   16.55 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
31-Jul-41 Reinhard Seiler 1./JG54 I-18   19.50 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
13-Aug-41 Reinhard Seiler 1./JG54 I-18   05.32 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
13-Aug-41 Reinhard Seiler 1./JG54 I-18   11.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
15-Aug-41 Reinhard Seiler 1./JG54 I-18   14.45 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
15-Aug-41 Reinhard Seiler 1./JG54 I-18   19.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
08-Sep-41 Reinhard Seiler 1./JG54 I-16 Rata   16.03 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
08-Sep-41 Reinhard Seiler 1./JG54 I-153   16.45 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
08-Sep-41 Reinhard Seiler 1./JG54 I-16 Rata   09.05 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
08-Sep-41 Reinhard Seiler 1./JG54 I-18   09.35 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
08-Sep-41 Reinhard Seiler 1./JG54 I-16 Rata   17.15 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
11-Sep-41 Reinhard Seiler 1./JG54 I-18   11.15 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
17-Sep-41 Reinhard Seiler 1./JG54 I-16 Rata   12.30 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
21-Sep-41 Reinhard Seiler 1./JG54 I-18   17.05 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
23-Sep-41 Reinhard Seiler 1./JG54 I-153   13.21 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
24-Sep-41 Reinhard Seiler 1./JG54 I-15 Rata   10.21 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
26-Sep-41 Reinhard Seiler 1./JG54 I-18   05.55 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
29-Sep-41 Reinhard Seiler 1./JG54 I-16 Rata   15.58 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
09-Oct-41 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 I-15 Rata   07.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
11-Oct-41 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 I-15 Rata   15.40 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
24-Oct-41 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 I-18   11.02 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
24-Oct-41 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 I-18   14.48 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
25-Oct-41 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 I-153   16.12 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
25-Oct-41 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 I-16 Rata   16.14 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
29-Oct-41 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 I-26   11.02 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
01-Dec-41 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 I-180   11.32 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
01-Dec-41 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 R-10   04.10 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
07-Dec-41 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 I-180   12.15 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
26-Jan-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 I-18 200m 08.50 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
26-Jan-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 I-26   11.55 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
26-Jan-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 I-26   12.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
09-May-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 I-180   11.50 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
29-May-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 I-180 2000m 10.30 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 00 254
11-Jun-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 R-5   23.55 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
12-Jun-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 MiG-3 700m 16.08 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 19 251 (poss duplication)
12-Jun-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 MiG-3   16.10 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
12-Jun-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 R-5   00.30 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
14-Jun-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 R-5 1000m 23.00-15 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 19 134
14-Jun-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 R-5 800m 22.45 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 19 152
15-Jun-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 R-5   23.50 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
15-Jun-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 R-5   24.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
15-Jun-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 Yak-1   13.30 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
16-Jun-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 R-5   00.20 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
20-Jun-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk     Ostfront (Eastern Front)
22-Jun-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 PS-84   23.05 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
22-Jun-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 PS-84   23.09 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
24-Jun-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 Yak-1   21.13 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
24-Jun-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 R-5   23.45 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
25-Jun-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 R-5   23.50 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
26-Jun-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 R-5   00.05 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
26-Jun-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 R-5   00.17 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
27-Jun-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 R-5   23.48 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
27-Jun-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 R-5   24.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
01-Aug-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 Pe-2 3000m 18.34 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 90 453
02-Aug-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 16.55 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 00 164
11-Aug-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 MiG-3 500m 17.58 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 29 712
11-Aug-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 MiG-3 50m 17.55 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 29 711
20-Aug-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 Yak-1 500m 17.17 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 00 421
30-Aug-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 I-16 Rata 50m 13.42 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 00 143
01-Sep-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 MiG-3 Low Level 12.25 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 211
05-Sep-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 Low Level 12.15 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 00 412
05-Sep-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54   12.25 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 00 281
11-Sep-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 MiG-3 2000m 08.42 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 01 774
21-Sep-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 Yak-1 Low Level 11.15 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 244
29-Oct-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 10.33 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 18 261
31-Oct-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 800m 07.26 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 18 231
14-Nov-42 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 11.32 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 20 143
17-Apr-43 Reinhard Seiler Stab III./JG54 B-17 Fortress 8700m 13.04 Channel Front
27-May-43 Reinhard Seiler Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 5500m 19.58 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 452
12-Jun-43 Reinhard Seiler Stab I./JG54 MiG-3 2000m 07.18 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 114
19-Jun-43 Reinhard Seiler Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 21.07 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 20 111
21-Jun-43 Reinhard Seiler Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 4500m 15.27 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 21 862
21-Jun-43 Reinhard Seiler Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 15.45 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 21 123
21-Jun-43 Reinhard Seiler Stab I./JG54 La-5 5000m 19.59 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 272
22-Jun-43 Reinhard Seiler Stab I./JG54 2300m 02.18 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 00 621
23-Jun-43 Reinhard Seiler Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 1100m 20.10 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 01 841
24-Jun-43 Reinhard Seiler Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 600m 07.07 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 20 122
05-Jul-43 Reinhard Seiler Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 600m 12.20 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 63 563
05-Jul-43 Reinhard Seiler Stab I./JG54 1200m 12.25 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 63 573
05-Jul-43 Reinhard Seiler Stab I./JG54 MiG-3 800m 12.27 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 63 714
05-Jul-43 Reinhard Seiler Stab I./JG54 Low Level 18.29 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 63 624
05-Jul-43 Reinhard Seiler Stab I./JG54 La-5 100m 18.35 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 63 634
06-Jul-43 Reinhard Seiler Stab I./JG54 Aracobra 2100m 14.36 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 63 593
06-Jul-43 Reinhard Seiler Stab I./JG54 La-5 800m 08.20 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 63 534
06-Jul-43 Reinhard Seiler Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 1800m 14.21 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 63 572



Hans 'Beisser' Beisswenger

Hans 'Beisser' Beisswenger was born on 8 November 1916 at Mittelfischhach in the Schwäbisch-Hall region of Württemberg. In 1937, he was serving in the army but transferred to Flak artillery. In 1938, he underwent fighter pilot training. Beisswenger became an instructor and served in this role until winter 1940. In winter 1940, Beisswenger was transferred to JG54. Leutnant Beisswenger was assigned to 6./JG54. He recorded his first victory on 7 April 1941, when he shot down a Yugoslavian Hurricane fighter during the invasion of the Balkans. Later, over the Eastern front, serving with 3./JG54, Beisswenger became a leading scorer in I. Gruppe. He recorded his 20th victory on 24 August and by the end of 1941 had 32 victories to his tally. On 6 April 1942, Beisswenger recorded his 40th victory and his 50th on 8 May. Leutnant Beisswenger was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 9 May for 50 victories. On 11 August 1942, Beisswenger was appointed Staffelkapitän of 6./JG54. He recorded his 75th victory on 15 August. On 23 August, Beisswenger shot down five Russian aircraft (88-92). He recorded his 100th victory on 26 September.

Beisswenger was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 130) on 30 September. By the end of 1942, Beisswenger's victory total stood at 119. Oberleutnant Beisswenger recorded his 125th victory on 23 January 1943 and his 135th on 11 February. He shot down five enemy aircraft on 5 March (146-150). Beisswenger shot down two Russian LaGG-3 fighters near Lake Ilmen on 6 March 1943. However, while attacking another, his Bf-109G-2 (W.Nr. 14236) 'Yellow 4' was rammed by Soviet ace Starshii Leitenant Ivan Kholodov (26 victories) of 32 GIAP, VVS. Kholodov successfully baled out but Beisswenger crashed to his death.

'Beisser' Beisswenger was credited with 152 victories in over 500 missions. He recorded all but one of his victories over the Eastern front.

List of aerial victories for Hans 'Beisser' Beisswenger

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location
1 7.4.1941 17:50 6./JG54 S Neusatz / Hurricane I of Ind Fighter Esk, JKRV flown by Kp Danilo Grbic, baled out wounded
2 22.6.1941 9:50 I-16 6./JG54 -
3 26.6.1941 9:30 SB-2 6./JG54 -
4 30.6.1941 13:17 SB-2 6./JG54 -
5 2.7.1941 18:29 SB-2 6./JG54 -
6 2.7.1941 18:30 SB-2 6./JG54 -
7 2.7.1941 18:35 SB-2 6./JG54 -
8 6.7.1941 18:31 DB-3 6./JG54 -
9 7.7.1941 10:55 SB-3 6./JG54 -
10 17.7.1941 9:37 SB-2 6./JG54 -
11 20.7.1941 18:50 I-18 6./JG54 -
12 25.7.1941 8:00 DB-3 6./JG54 -
13 30.7.1941 11:20 I-18 6./JG54 -
14 31.7.1941 9:12 SB-2 6./JG54 -
15 31.7.1941 19:15 SB-2 6./JG54 -
16 3.8.1941 12:22 I-16 6./JG54 -
17 18.8.1941 18:36 I-18 6./JG54 -
18 18.8.1941 18:59 I-18 6./JG54 -
19 20.8.1941 7:35 I-16 6./JG54 -
20 24.8.1941 17:35 I-18 6./JG54 -
21 7.9.1941 11:02 I-16 6./JG54 -
22 7.9.1941 18:35 I-18 6./JG54 -
23 8.9.1951 18:35 I-18 6./JG54 -
24 11.9.1941 18:30 I-18 6./JG54 -
25 14.9.1941 12:30 I-16 6./JG54 -
26 14.9.1941 16:40 I-18 6./JG54 -
27 17.9.1941 17:00 I-18 6./JG54 -
28 17.9.1941 17:09 I-18 6./JG54 -
29 23.9.1941 10:33 I-16 6./JG54 -
30 23.9.1941 14:05 Fesselballon 6./JG54 -
31 2.10.1941 9:10 I-18 6./JG54 -
32 27.10.1941 13:00 SB-3 6./JG54 -
33-54 I-V.1942 - 22 victories JG54 -
55 11.5.1942 11:53 P-40 3./JG54 -
56 13.5.1942 17:38 P-40 3./JG54 -
57 13.5.1942 17:45 MiG-3 3./JG54 -
58 13.5.1942 17:45 MiG-3 3./JG54 -
59 28.5.1942 15:10 Pe-2 3./JG54 -
60 3.6.1942 5:47 MiG-3 3./JG54 -
61 5.6.1942 7:20 MiG-3 3./JG54 -
62 18.7.1942 10:53 MiG-3 6./JG54 Bahf. Malyushki
63 19.7.1942 14:58 MiG-3 6./JG54 Samoschi
64 20.7.1942 7:05 Yak-1 6./JG54 Maljutuki
65 27.7.1942 20:25 MiG-3 6./JG54 W Vershinaskoye
66 30.7.1942 18:44 Yak-1 6./JG54 Malaya Kovejebovki
67 2.8.1942 16:15 Yak-1 6./JG54 SW Salutsche
68 4.8.1942 12:23 Yak-1 6./JG54 Lovapischty
69 6.8.1942 15:26 Pe-2 6./JG54 ESE Tschatsk
70 6.8.1942 19:20 Yak-1 6./JG54 E Subzoff
71 6.8.1942 19:26 Yak-1 6./JG54 E Subzoff
72 8.8.1942 16:13 Yak-1 6./JG54 SE Pogoreloje
73 9.8.1942 9:36 Yak-1 6./JG54 SW Nowaja-Alexandrowka
74 9.8.1942 9:39 Yak-1 6./JG54 SW Nowaja-Alexandrowka
75 9.8.1942 9:42 Yak-1 6./JG54 W Nikolskaya
76 9.8.1942 9:46 Yak-1 6./JG54 W Nikolskaya
77 10.8.1942 18:40 Yak-1 6./JG54 NW Rshev
78 10.8.1942 18:41 Yak-1 6./JG54 NW Rshev
79 11.8.1942 9:36 Pe-2 6./JG54 SE Tsossedowo
80 11.8.1942 9:37 Pe-2 6./JG54 E Tsossedowo
81 12.8.1942 17:30 Il-2 6./JG54 NNW Rshev
82 14.8.1942 18:30 Yak-1 6./JG54 47 554
83 15.8.1942 5:47 Yak-1 6./JG54 47 844
84 15.8.1942 10:20 Yak-1 6./JG54 47 592
85 19.8.1942 12:23 LaGG-3 6./JG54 54 162
86 21.8.1942 6:10 Yak-1 6./JG54 55 853
87 21.8.1942 6:23 Yak-1 6./JG54 55 853
88 23.8.1942 6:10 Pe-2 6./JG54 54 253
89 23.8.1942 6:10 Yak-1 6./JG54 54 234
90 23.8.1942 11:48 Yak-1 6./JG54 54 234
91 23.8.1942 11:53 Yak-1 6./JG54 55 894
92 23.8.1942 14:50 Yak-1 6./JG54 54 260
93 24.8.1942 14:52 Yak-1 6./JG54 28 131
94 25.8.1942 11:50 Yak-1 6./JG54 47 863
95 26.8.1942 9:35 P-2 6./JG54 47 683
96 26.8.1942 14:40 Il-2 6./JG54 37 662
97 28.8.1942 5:10 Yak-1 6./JG54 47 552
98 2.9.1942 18:15 Yak-1 6./JG54 10 242
99 3.9.1942 11:30 LaGG-3 6./JG54 00 244
100 5.9.1942 11:10 Yak-1 6./JG54 28 433
101 26.9.1942 16:53 Yak-1 6./JG54 28 212
102 30.9.1942 8:47 LaGG-3 6./JG54 29 783
103 6.10.1942 7:10 6./JG54 38 757
104 6.10.1942 7:13 Yak-1 6./JG54 28 862
105 6.11.1942 7:20 Pe-2 6./JG54 28 112
106 7.11.1942 8:58 LaGG-3 6./JG54 38 741
107 3.12.1942 12:55 Yak-1 6./JG54 SW Nevatina-See
108 4.12.1942 13:05 La-5 6./JG54 S Strelitzy
109 4.12.1942 13:09 LaGG-3 6./JG54 6km NE r. d. Beduch Ida
110 5.12.1942 7:50 Il-2 6./JG54 N Strelitzy
111 6.12.1942 11:58 La-5 6./JG54 18 262
112 12.12.1942 13:58 LaGG-3 6./JG54 N Worschina-See
113 25.12.1942 12:12 Il-2 6./JG54 18 292
114 29.12.1942 12:35 LaGG-3 6./JG54 18 292
115 29.12.1942 12:53 P-39 6./JG54 18 261
116 30.12.1942 11:45 LaGG-3 6./JG54 28 153
117 30.12.1942 12:15 La-5 6./JG54 18 264
118 30.12.1942 14:05 LaGG-3 6./JG54 28 113
119 30.12.1942 14:12 LaGG-3 6./JG54 19 864
120 5.1.1943 9:55 La-5 6./JG54 18 231
121 5.1.1943 10:15 La-5 6./JG54 28 121
122 7.1.1943 10:50 Il-2 6./JG54 19 891
123 14.1.1943 12:15 LaGG-5 6./JG54 10 411
124 14.1.1943 12:45 P-40 6./JG54 00 254
125 15.1.1943 9:50 LaGG-3 6./JG54 18 263
126 15.1.1943 9:55 LaGG-3 6./JG54 18 264
127 15.1.1943 10:05 P-39 6./JG54 28 142
128 24.1.1943 8:25 P-40 6./JG54 00 262
129 24.1.1943 10:30 LaGG-3 6./JG54 10 182
130 25.1.1943 10:05 PS-40 6./JG54 00 233
131 26.1.1943 8:55 MiG-3 6./JG54 00 293
132 26.1.1943 11:08 LaGG-3 6./JG54 10 142
133 27.1.1943 14:05 LaGG-3 6./JG54 10 153
134 27.1.1943 14:10 LaGG-3 6./JG54 10 142
135 11.2.1943 10:15 LaGG-5 6./JG54 S Seniev
136 18.2.1943 10:20 LaGG-5 6./JG54 10 644
137 19.2.1943 12:09 P-40 6./JG54 18 423
138 20.2.1943 12:15 LaGG-3 6./JG54 18 463
139 21.2.1943 8:35 LaGG-3 6./JG54 18 451
140 21.2.1943 8:38 LaGG-3 6./JG54 18 483
141 21.2.1943 8:40 LaGG-3 6./JG54 18 453
142 21.2.1943 8:45 LaGG-3 6./JG54 18 414
143 27.2.1943 15:24 LaGG-3 6./JG54 18 367
144 27.2.1943 15:35 LaGG-5 6./JG54 18 452
145 2.3.1943 8:38 LaGG-3 6./JG54 18 192
146 5.3.1943 6:48 LaGG-3 6./JG54 29 773
147 5.3.1943 9:42 Yak-1 6./JG54 18 221
148 5.3.1943 9:43 Yak-1 6./JG54 18 222
149 5.3.1943 13:50 Il-2 6./JG54 18 213
150 5.3.1943 13:57 Yak-1 6./JG54 18 223
151 6.3.1943 14:53 LaGG-3 6./JG54 18 364 / LaGG-3 of 32 GIAP, VVS
152 6.3.1943 14:57 LaGG-3 6./JG54 18 443 / LaGG-3 of 32 GIAP, VVS flown by Starshii Leitenant Ivan Kholodov, baled out

Victories : 152
Awards : Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (17 October 1941)
Ritterkreuz (9 May 1942)
Eichenlaub (30 September 1942)
Units : JG54
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Asisbiz Database of 100 aerial victories for Hans Beisswenger

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
07-Apr-41 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54   17.50 S. Neusatz
11-May-42 Hans Beisswenger 3./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   11.53  
13-May-42 Hans Beisswenger 3./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   17.38 +  
13-May-42 Hans Beisswenger 3./JG54 MiG-3   17.45  
13-May-42 Hans Beisswenger 3./JG54 MiG-3   17.45  
28-May-42 Hans Beisswenger 3./JG54 Pe-2   15.10  
03-Jun-42 Hans Beisswenger 3./JG54 MiG-3   05.47  
05-Jun-42 Hans Beisswenger 3./JG54 MiG-3   07.20  
18-Jul-42 Hans Beisswenger II./JG54 MiG-3 700m 10.53 Bahf Malyushki
19-Jul-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 MiG-3 600m 14.58 Samoschi
20-Jul-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 2200m 07.05 Maljutuki
27-Jul-42 Hans Beisswenger 5./JG54 MiG-3 2200m 20.25 West of Vershinaskoye
30-Jul-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 18.44 Malaya Kovejebovki
02-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 16.15 SW Salutsche
04-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 12.23 Lovapischty
06-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 1800m 19.20 E Subzoff
06-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 2500m 19.26 E Subzoff
06-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Pe-2   15.26 ESE Tschatsk
08-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 1000m 16.13 SO Pogoreloje
09-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 09.36 SW Nowaja-Alexandrowka
09-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 1500m 09.39 SW Nowaja-Alexandrowka
09-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 1000m 09.42 West of Nikolskaya
09-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 800m 09.46 West of Nikolskaya
10-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 5./JG54 Yak-1 1500m 18.40 NW Rshev
10-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 5./JG54 Yak-1 1500m 18.41 NW Rshev
11-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Pe-2 1200m 09.36 SE Tsossedowo
11-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Pe-2 1200m 09.37 ostw Tsossedowo
12-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 500m 17.30 NNW Rshev
14-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 18.30 47 554
15-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 1000m 05.47 47 844
15-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 1500m 10.20 47 592
19-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger II./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 12.23 54 162
21-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 3m 06.10 55 853
21-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 06.23 55 853
23-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 1800m 14.50 54 260
23-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Pe-2 1500m 06.10 54 253
23-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 06.10 54 234
23-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 11.48 54 234
23-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 2500m 11.53 55 894
24-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 1300m 14.52 28 131
25-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 800m 11.50 47 863
26-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 P-2 1000m 09.35 47 683
26-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 1000m 14.40 37 662
28-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 800m 05.10 47 552
02-Sep-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 4500m 18.15 10 242
03-Sep-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 11.30 00 244
05-Sep-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 3500m 11.10 28 433
26-Sep-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 3000m 16.53 28 212
30-Sep-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 200m 08.47 29 783
06-Oct-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 2500m 07.13 28 862
06-Oct-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 3000m 07.10 38 757
06-Nov-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Pe-2 3000m 07.20 28 112
07-Nov-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 08.58 38 741
03-Dec-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 3000m 12.55 SW Nevatina-See
04-Dec-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 13.09 6km NE r d Beduch Ida
04-Dec-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 La-5 1000m 13.05 s Strelitzy (Krs Novgorod)
05-Dec-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 800m 07.50 N Strelitzy (Krs Novgorod)
06-Dec-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 La-5 1000m 11.58 18 262
12-Dec-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 500m 13.58 N Worschina-See
25-Dec-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 100m 12.12 18 292
29-Dec-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 12.35 18 292
29-Dec-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 12.53 18 261
30-Dec-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 La-5 3000m 12.15 18 264
30-Dec-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 14.05 28 113
30-Dec-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 11.45 28 153
30-Dec-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 14.12 19 864
05-Jan-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 La-5 1000m 09.55 18 231
05-Jan-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 La-5 1200m 10.15 28 121
07-Jan-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 800m 10.50 19 891
14-Jan-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-5 3500m 12.15 10 411
14-Jan-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2500m 12.45 00 254
15-Jan-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 09.50 18 263
15-Jan-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 09.55 18 264
15-Jan-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 4200m 10.05 28 142
24-Jan-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 10.30 10 182
24-Jan-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2500m 08.25 00 262
25-Jan-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 PS-40 500m 10.05 00 233
26-Jan-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 11.08 10 142
26-Jan-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 MiG-3 2200m 08.55 00 293
27-Jan-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 14.05 10 153
27-Jan-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 14.10 10 142
11-Feb-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-5 1200m 10.15 South of Seniev
18-Feb-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-5 600m 10.20 10 644
19-Feb-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 400m 12.09 18 423
20-Feb-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 700m 12.15 18 463
21-Feb-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 3m 08.45 18 414
21-Feb-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 08.35 18 451
21-Feb-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 08.38 18 483
21-Feb-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 200m 08.40 18 453
27-Feb-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 15.24 18 367
27-Feb-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-5 2000m 15.35 18 452
02-Mar-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 30m 08.38 18 192
05-Mar-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 06.48 29 773
05-Mar-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 500m 09.42 18 221
05-Mar-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 600m 09.43 18 222
05-Mar-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 1200m 13.50 18 213
05-Mar-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 Low Level 13.57 18 223
06-Mar-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 14.53 18 364
06-Mar-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 600m 14.57 18 443
06-Mar-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Dogfight     Dogfight Staraya-Russa



Werner Pichon-Kalau vom Hofe

Units:Stab III./JG-51 (7/40), TO and Stfkpt 7./JG-54 ('42)

Awards:DK-G, EP, EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109E-4 WNr5909 'Black <o' in III/JG-51, Bf 109 F-2's WNr 5778 & 12704, Bf 109 F-4 7465 'White 1' (lost 4/23/42), Bf 109G-2

Remarks:MIA 23 April, 1942 in Werk# 7465 near Tolsstowa, S.U. He did return shortly thereafter. Each of the other AC did receive damage in other encounters. In one, on 16 March, 1941, he was wounded in # 5909 near Le Mans. His first known victories, Nos.1, 2 & 3, all Defiants S of Folkestone on 19 July, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire near Tonbridge on 12 October, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire in the London area on 25 October, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire at Ashford on 27 October, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, an I-18 on 16 February, 1942. An I-26 on 12 March, 1942. Five victories on 16 March, 1942; an I-18, two R-Z's, and 'Unident' and a 'Doppeldeck'. A P-40 on 21 March, 1942. A P-40 on 11 May, 1942. A MiG-3 on 15 June, 1942. Deceased 24 September, 1999.

Asisbiz Database of 17 aerial victories for Werner Pichon-Kalau von Höfe

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
19-Jul-40 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe Stab III./JG51 Defiant   13.45 South of Folkestone
19-Jul-40 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe Stab III./JG51 Defiant   13.46 South of Folkestone
19-Jul-40 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe Stab III./JG51 Defiant   13.43 South of Folkestone
12-Oct-40 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe Stab /JG54     Battle of Britain
25-Oct-40 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe Stab /JG54     Battle of Britain
27-Oct-40 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe Stab /JG54     Ashford
16-Feb-42 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe 7./JG54 I-18   15.15 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
12-Mar-42 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe 7./JG54 I-26   17.41 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
16-Mar-42 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe 7./JG54 Unident:   15.31 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
16-Mar-42 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe 7./JG54 I-18   08.10 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
16-Mar-42 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe 7./JG54 R-Zet   09.29 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
16-Mar-42 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe 7./JG54 Doppeldeck   14.25 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
16-Mar-42 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe 7./JG54 R-Zet   09.32 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
21-Mar-42 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   10.32 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
28-Mar-42 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe 7./JG54 I-18   10.40 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
11-May-42 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   06.53 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
15-Jun-42 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe 7./JG54 MiG-3   15.20 Ostfront (Eastern Front)



Johann 'Hans' Halfmann

Units: 7./JG-54 (7/42 S.U.)

Awards: EP, EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109 F-4, Bf 109G-2 'White 7', Bf 109G-5, Fw 190A-8, Fw 190A-5/R2 WNr (150)585 'Blk 5' (lost)

Remarks: KIC 23 January, 1944 in Werk# (150)585 at Ludwiglust. On 6 March, 1942 at the Siwerskaja S.U. airfield, Halfmann's Bf 109F-4 'White 7', did a 'Kopfstand' (headstand) and was 30% damaged. He also flew another F-4, 'White 2'. On 27 July, 1943, he was wounded and his Bf 109G-5 sustained 45% damage at Vogelsang near Katwijk. Soviet Ace, Lt. Yegor Novikov, of the 191 Fighter Aviation Regt. fell victim to either Halfmann or Ostermann on 17 Sept., 1941, in an I-18. Another Soviet victory, an I-26 on 11 October, 1941. An I-16 Rata over Siverskaya airfield on 2 January, 1942. He was flying wingman for Karl Heinz Kempf. An I-18 on 16 February, 1942. An I-18 on 15 March, 1942. A Yak-1 on 25 May, 1942. A MiG-3 on 10 June, 1942. A MiG-3 on 12 June, 1942. A P-40 on 14 June, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 22 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 27 August, 1942. One known bomber victory, a B-17 on 19 May, 1943. Another, a Typhoon W of Haarlem on 27 July, 1943.

Asisbiz Database of 14 aerial victories for Johann Halfmann

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
17-Sep-41 Johann Halfmann 7./JG54 I-18   17.25 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
11-Oct-41 Johann Halfmann 7./JG54 I-26   11.09 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
02-Jan-42 Johann Halfmann 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   12.47 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
16-Feb-42 Johann Halfmann 7./JG54 I-18   12.10 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
15-Mar-42 Johann Halfmann 7./JG54 I-18 1500m 07.23 19 271
25-May-42 Johann Halfmann 7./JG54 Yak-1 1200m 09.06 29 173
25-May-42 Johann Halfmann 7./JG54 Yak-1   09.06 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
10-Jun-42 Johann Halfmann 7./JG54 MiG-3   19.52 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
12-Jun-42 Johann Halfmann 7./JG54 MiG-3   19.58 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
14-Jun-42 Johann Halfmann 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   17.28 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
22-Aug-42 Johann Halfmann 7./JG54 LaGG-3 100m 08.25 00 271
27-Aug-42 Johann Halfmann 7./JG54 50m 11.35 10 331
19-May-43 Johann Halfmann 7./JG54 B-17 Fortress 6000m 13.40 05 Ost N/0530 Channel Front
27-Jul-43 Johann Halfmann 7./JG54 Typhoon 2000m 20.32 GH-6 (W Haarlem) Channel Front



Karl-Heinz Kempf

Units:2./JG-21(5/40), 9./JG-54('40), 7./JG-54('41-2 in S.U.), 11./JG-54(5/43),11./JG-26(12/43), 9& 2./JG-26

Awards:RK(2/4/42), DK-G(12/1/41), EP(8/7/41), EK 1 & 2, Gldr Bdg, Wnd Bdg, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109E 'White 11' WNr 972 (20%) 9/54, Bf 109F-2 'White & White 5', Bf 109F-4 WNr 13143 (White 9' (force land 6/11/42), Bf 109G-6 'Yellow 9' w/ JG-26(4'44), Fw 190A-8 WNr 171739 'Black 9' (lost 9/3/44)

Remarks:KIA 3 September, 1944 w 2/JG-26 during a disastrous transfer flight takeoff in A-8 Wk# 171739 'Blk 9' near Bael Belgium. He was surprised by P-51's of the American 55th FG, 38FS as he was taking off. Buried Waldshut-Tiengen Bergfriedhof, Grave Q-1 (Rosseels). 445 missions. 2 bombers. 16 victories in the West. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane over Brussels, 12 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire near Ashford on 5 September, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire on 9 September, 1940, no location. His 5th, a Hurricane in the London area on 14 September, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 23 June, 1941. Four SB-2's on 26 June, 1941. Five I-18's on 17 September, 1941. A triple victory on 25 May, 1942; two P-40's and a Yak-1. On 11 June, 1942 Karl's 109F-4 Werk# 13154 was destroyed in combat 15 km north of Nowgorod, S.U.. Also known to have flown F-2 Wk# 8228 'White 3' in 7/JG-54. Shot down with wounds 22 December, 1943 by B-17 return fire at Ems-Weser Canal in Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 440012 'Yellow 9'. His 60th victory, a P-47 S of Meulan-les-Mureaux on 7 June, 1944. His 62nd, a P-51 at Maule, W of Paris on 21 June, 1944. Shot down at least 5 times. Eight victories in JG-26. Photo

Asisbiz Database list of 71 aerial victories for Karl-Heinz Kempf

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
12-May-40 Karl-Heinz Kempf 2./JG21   10.05 Brussel
12-May-40 Karl-Heinz Kempf 2./JG21   10.05 Brussel
26-May-40 Karl-Heinz Kempf 2./JG21 Morane 406   09.15 Cambrai
26-May-40 Karl-Heinz Kempf 2./JG21 Morane 406   09.15 Cambrai
05-Sep-40 Karl-Heinz Kempf 9./JG54   10.50  
09-Sep-40 Karl-Heinz Kempf 9./JG54   18.35  
14-Sep-40 Karl-Heinz Kempf 9./JG54   19.20  
23-Jun-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 SB-2   11.57  
26-Jun-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 SB-2   19.27  
26-Jun-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 SB-2   19.30  
26-Jun-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 SB-2   19.26  
26-Jun-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 SB-2   19.25  
06-Jul-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 SB-3   10.04  
06-Jul-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 SB-3   10.02  
21-Jul-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 SB-3   20.57  
28-Jul-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-18   20.02  
01-Aug-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 DB-3   19.04  
08-Sep-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   09.13  
08-Sep-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   09.18  
11-Sep-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-153   10.12  
11-Sep-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-153   10.12  
17-Sep-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-18   17.23  
17-Sep-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-18   17.20  
17-Sep-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-18   17.30  
17-Sep-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-18   10.55  
17-Sep-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-18   10.48  
19-Sep-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-153   11.03  
22-Sep-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-18   17.42  
25-Sep-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-153   17.45  
26-Sep-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-18   16.07  
26-Sep-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 Pe-2   12.08  
26-Sep-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-18   12.03  
09-Oct-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-18   07.25  
09-Oct-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-18   07.18  
11-Oct-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-26   11.10  
19-Nov-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-153   08.25  
19-Nov-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 PS-84   08.35  
29-Dec-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-153   11.50  
29-Dec-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   12.00  
29-Dec-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-153   11.49  
02-Jan-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-18   12.30  
02-Jan-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-18   12.31  
02-Jan-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   12.45  
02-Jan-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   12.50  
04-Jan-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 Pe-2   13.10  
25-May-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 Yak-1 800m 09.08 29 717
25-May-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1800m 09.04 29 173
25-May-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   09.04  
25-May-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1500m 09.05 29 173
25-May-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   09.05  
09-Jun-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   12.27  
09-Jun-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 Pe-2   12.22  
10-Jun-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-18   19.52  
10-Jun-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 MiG-3   19.54  
12-Jun-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 Yak-1   20.00  
12-Jun-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 Yak-1   19.57  
12-Jun-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 MiG-3   19.50  
29-Jun-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 Yak-1 4200m 16.42 80 134
29-Jun-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 Yak-1   16.42  
22-Aug-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 LaGG-3 2400m 11.02 00 282
27-Aug-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 50m 11.31 10 181
16-Aug-43 Karl-Heinz Kempf 11./JG26 A-20 Boston 10m 18.57 5km N Auxi-le-Chateau
01-Dec-43 Karl-Heinz Kempf 11./JG26 B-17 Fortress 8000m 12.12 OO 1 Zulfisch
20-Dec-43 Karl-Heinz Kempf 11./JG26 B-17 Fortress 6500m 12.25 CQ-6 (Neuenburg)
22-Dec-43 Karl-Heinz Kempf 11./JG26 B-17 Fortress 6500m 14.08 10km SE Meppel
07-Jun-44 Karl-Heinz Kempf 9./JG26 P-47 Thunderbolt 20m 08.51 AD-3 (S Meulan-les-Mureaux)
12-Jun-44 Karl-Heinz Kempf 9./JG26 P-47 Thunderbolt 600m 06.14 UA-2 (2km N Lisieux)
21-Jun-44 Karl-Heinz Kempf 9./JG26 P-51 Mustang 20m 19.37 AD 5 (Maule W Paris)
04-Jul-44 Karl-Heinz Kempf 9./JG26 P-47 Thunderbolt 3000m 14.42 AB-1 (2km SE Broglie)
04-Jul-44 Karl-Heinz Kempf 9./JG26 3000m 14.43 AB-1 (2km SE Broglie)
26-Aug-44 Karl-Heinz Kempf 2./JG26 5800m 09.33 TC-4 (Lyons-le-Foret)



Gerhard Raimann

Units:7./JG-54

Awards:EP, EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109F-2, Bf 109F-4/R1 WNr 13171 'Wh 5', Bf 109G-6 WNr 411424 'Wh 3+I' (lost 2/20/44)

Remarks:KIA 20 February, 1944 in Werk # 411424 in aerial combat with P-47's over Duingen southwest of Hannover. His first known Soviet victory, an I-16 on 29 December, 1941. A DB-3 on 1 January, 1942. A Soviet P-40 on 21 March, 1942. Two 'headstand' landings in F-2's. Mimimum damage (10%) and w/o wounds in Werk# 13171on 8 May, 1942. A Soviet double victory on 14 June, 1942; a Pe-2 and a Yak-1. A MiG-3 and an R-5 on 13 July, 1942. Four P-40's on 19 July, 1942. An I-180 on 24 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 27 August, 1942. A MiG-3 on 31 August, 1942. Three Il-2's on 2 September, 1942. Shot down by a MiG 3 with wounds 6 September, 1942 in a G-2, Werk# 10416 'White?' near Mischkino/Sologurbowka. This AC was reported 50% damaged in the encounter.

Asisbiz Database of 19 aerial victories for Gerhard Raimann

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
30-Dec-41 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   12.42 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
01-Jan-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 DB-3   13.45 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
21-Mar-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 800m 09.34 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 19 214
14-Jun-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 Pe-2   12.55 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
14-Jun-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 Yak-1   12.58 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
13-Jul-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 R-5 300m 18.35 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 19 643
13-Jul-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 MiG-3   17.56 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
13-Jul-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 R-5   18.35 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
13-Jul-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 MiG-3 1800m 17.56 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 29 844
19-Jul-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   17.36 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
19-Jul-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2500m 17.33 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 29 732
19-Jul-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1500m 17.36 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 29 333
19-Jul-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   17.33 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
24-Aug-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 I-180 2000m 12.23 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 01 452
27-Aug-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 200m 12.59 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 151
31-Aug-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 MiG-3 500m 17.38 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 193
02-Sep-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 50m 13.38 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 184
02-Sep-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 50m 13.32 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 184
02-Sep-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 50m 13.34 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 184



Friedrich 'Frieder' Rupp

Friedrich 'Frieder' Rupp was born on 26 Novemebr 1917 at Freiburg in Breisgau. Rupp participated in the Polish and French campaigns as a photo-reconnaisance pilot with 1.(H)/31. In October 1940, he retrained as a fighter pilot. In spring 1941, Rupp was posted to JG54 based on the Eastern front.

Oberfeldwebel Rupp was assigned to 9./JG54. He recorded his first victory on 24 August, when he shot down a Russian I-16 fighter. By the end of 1941, he had increased his tally to four. In early March 1942, Rupp transferred to 7./JG54. On 22 March, he shot down four enemy aircraft to record his 11th through 14th victories. He recorded his 20th victory on 2 June and his 30th on 11 September. Rupp claimed his 40th victory on 31 October. On 6 November, he was shot down in aerial combat with Russian P-39 fighters behind Russian lines. He successfully belly-landed his damaged Bf-109 G-2 (W.Nr. 10420) near Beresnonuessa, evaded capture and returned to his unit. Leutnant Rupp was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 24 January 1943 for 50 victories.

III./JG54 was relocated to the Western front to undertake Reichsverteidigung duties in spring 1943. On 14 May, Rupp shot down a USAAF B-24 four-engine bomber to record his 51st victory. On 15 May 1943, III./JG54 engaged a formation of USAAF B-17 four-engine bombers over the North Sea. Rupp succeeded in shooting one down to record his 52nd, and last, victory but his Bf-109 G-4 (W.Nr. 16151) 'White 2' was hit by return fire and fell vertically into the sea. Rupp's body was washed ashore at Cuxhaven four weeks later and he was buried on 16 September. Rupp was posthumously promoted to the rank of Oberleutnant.

'Frieder' Rupp was credited with 52 victories. He recorded 50 victories over the Eastern front. The two victories recorded over the Western front were both four-engined bombers.

List of aerial victories for Friedrich 'Frieder' Rupp

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location
1 24.8.1941 12:30 I-16 9./JG 54 -
2 6.10.1941 16:20 I-153 9./JG 54 -
3 11.10.1941 7:40 I-26 9./JG 54 -
4 30.10.1941 9:55 I-26 9./JG 54 -
5 2.1.1942 9:43 I-26 9./JG 54 -
6 2.1.1942 10:55 I-26 9./JG 54 -
7 14.3.1942 15:32 R-5 7./JG 54 -
8 16.3.1942 10:08 P-40 7./JG 54 -
9 16.3.1942 10:15 P-40 7./JG 54 -
10 21.3.1942 19:48 P-40 7./JG 54 -
11 22.3.1942 6:12 R-Z 7./JG 54 -
12 22.3.1942 13:18 I-26 7./JG 54 -
13 22.3.1942 13:22 I-26 7./JG 54 -
14 22.3.1942 13:25 I-26 7./JG 54 -
15 23.3.1942 15:57 I-26 7./JG 54 -
16 23.3.1942 16:20 I-26 7./JG 54 -
17 29.3.1942 8:26 I-26 7./JG 54 -
18 9.5.1942 5:32 Yak-1 7./JG 54 -
19 29.5.1942 6:50 P-40 7./JG 54 20 137 / Tomahawk of 159 IAP, VVS
20 2.6.1942 8:47 P-40 7./JG 54 -
21 20.8.1942 12:47 LaGG-3 7./JG 54 00 253
22 22.8.1942 10:38 LaGG-3 7./JG 54 00 193
23 27.8.1942 12:32 LaGG-3 7./JG 54 10 184
24 2.9.1942 5:17 Yak-1 7./JG 54 10 163
25 2.9.1942 18:30 LaGG-3 7./JG 54 00 263
26 4.9.1942 9:11 LaGG-3 7./JG 54 10 353
27 4.9.1942 9:15 LaGG-3 7./JG 54 10 254
28 5.9.1942 18:32 Il-2 7./JG 54 00 311
29 6.9.1942 17:47 P-40 7./JG 54 10 243
30 11.9.1942 8:42 LaGG-3 7./JG 54 10 183
31 11.9.1942 13:45 P-2 7./JG 54 10 174
32 11.9.1942 13:51 P-2 7./JG 54 10 182
33 12.9.1942 8:49 Yak-1 7./JG 54 10 284
34 12.9.1942 14:02 Yak-1 7./JG 54 10 192
35 23.9.1942 11:33 MiG-3 7./JG 54 20 123
36 29.9.1942 11:34 7./JG 54 1 884
37 1.10.1942 11:23 Yak-1 7./JG 54 00 262
38 4.10.1942 9:22 I-16 7./JG 54 00 263
39 6.10.1942 16:55 Yak-1 7./JG 54 10 271
40 31.10.1942 7:35 LaGG-3 7./JG 54 29 773
41 5.11.1942 10:02 Yak-1 7./JG 54 18 261
42 14.11.1942 11:25 P-40 7./JG 54 20 142
43 14.11.1942 11:31 P-40 7./JG 54 20 151
44 16.12.1942 8:10 LaGG-3 7./JG 54 7km SE Velikye-Luki
45 29.12.1942 8:17 Il-2 7./JG 54 2km SE Location
46 29.12.1942 8:23 Il-2 7./JG 54 Kiev
47 29.12.1942 8:27 Il-2 7./JG 54 7 733
48 30.12.1942 9:25 La-5 7./JG 54 7 552
49 30.12.1942 11:10 LaGG-3 7./JG 54 7 683
50 30.12.1942 12:58 Pe-2 7./JG 54 7 671
51 14.5.1943 12:30 B-24 7./JG 54 551
52 15.5.1943 - B-17 7./JG 54 -

Victories : 52
Awards : Ehrenpokal (1 July 1943)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (27 October 1942)
Ritterkreuz (24 January 1943)
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/rupp.html

Asisbiz Database of 52 aerial victories for Friedrich Rupp

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
24-Aug-41 Friedrich Rupp 9./JG54 I-16 Rata   12.30 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
06-Oct-41 Friedrich Rupp 9./JG54 I-153   16.20 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
11-Oct-41 Friedrich Rupp 9./JG54 I-26   07.40 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
30-Oct-41 Friedrich Rupp 9./JG54 I-26   09.55 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
02-Jan-42 Friedrich Rupp 9./JG54 I-26   09.43 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
02-Jan-42 Friedrich Rupp 9./JG54 I-26   10.55 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
14-Mar-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 R-5   15.32 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
16-Mar-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   10.08 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
16-Mar-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   10.15 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
21-Mar-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   19.48 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
22-Mar-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 I-26   13.18 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
22-Mar-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 I-26   13.25 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
22-Mar-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 R-Zet   06.12 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
22-Mar-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 I-26   13.22 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
23-Mar-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 I-26   15.57 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
23-Mar-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 I-26   16.20 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
29-Mar-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 I-26   08.26 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
09-May-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 Yak-1   05.32 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
29-May-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   06.50 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
29-May-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 06.50 20 137
02-Jun-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   08.47 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
20-Aug-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 LaGG-3 500m 12.47 00 253
22-Aug-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 LaGG-3 50m 10.38 00 193
27-Aug-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 LaGG-3 50m 12.32 10 184
02-Sep-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 LaGG-3 50m 18.30 00 263
02-Sep-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 Yak-1 2500m 05.17 10 163
04-Sep-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 LaGG-3 2300m 09.11 10 353
04-Sep-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 09.15 10 254
05-Sep-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 100m 18.32 00 311
06-Sep-42 Friedrich Rupp 4./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 3400m 17.47 10 243
11-Sep-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 LaGG-3 30m 08.42 10 183
11-Sep-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 P-2 2200m 13.45 10 174
11-Sep-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 P-2 2200m 13.51 10 182
12-Sep-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 Yak-1 700m 08.49 10 284
12-Sep-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 14.02 10 192
23-Sep-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 MiG-3 400m 11.33 20 123
29-Sep-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 20m 11.34 01 884
01-Oct-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 Yak-1 5500m 11.23 00 262
04-Oct-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 I-16 Rata 1200m 09.22 00 263
06-Oct-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 Yak-1 500m 16.55 10 271
31-Oct-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 LaGG-3 10m 07.35 29 773
05-Nov-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 10.02 18 261
14-Nov-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 3000m 11.25 20 142
14-Nov-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 300m 11.31 20 151
16-Dec-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 08.10 7km SE Velikye-Luki
29-Dec-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 100m 08.17 2km SE Location
29-Dec-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 300m 08.23 Kiev
29-Dec-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 500m 08.27 07 733
30-Dec-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 Pe-2 200m 12.58 07 671
30-Dec-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 La-5 1500m 09.25 07 552
30-Dec-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 11.10 07 683
14-May-43 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 B-24 Liberator 8000m 12.30 0551
15-May-43 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 Dogfight (B-17)   KiA B-17 Dogfight Helgoland



Erwin Leykauf

Erwin Leykauf was born on 22 January 1918 at Germersheim. After he learned to fly at the glider school in Hesselberg, Leykauf joined the Luftkriegsschule in Dresden, studying there during 1936-37. Afterwards, he went for additional flight training at the Luftkriegsschule at Berlin-Gatow. In 1938, of his own accord, Leykauf quit the Luftkriegsschule, which was tantamount to refusing war service in the Werhmacht, to begin studies in aerodynamics and aircraft engineering at the Technische Hochschule in Munich. At the outbreak of World War 2, Fahnenjunker Leykauf was mobilized and reported to III.sheim in Franconia. In May 1940, he was transfered to JG21. Leykauf made his first victory claim with 2./JG21 during his time based in France when he shot down Gloster Gladiator bi-plane fighter on 10 May. On 6 June, I./JG21 was redesignated III./JG54 and Leykauf was assigned to its 7th Staffel. He recorded four confirmed victories during the Battle of Britain.

After JG54 was rotated out of the Channel area for rest and refit, he flew a number of missions in support of the Balkan invasion during the spring of 1941. During Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of Russia, Leykauf shot down a Russian SB-2 twin-engine bomber on 6 July 1941. The rear gunner of the bomber continued shooting at Leykauf's Bf109F-2 (W.Nr 6788) (B3+~) and hit the radiator. Leykauf peRGormed an emergency landing behind enemy lines near Ostrow. After many adventures, crossing swamps by day and walking by night, he managed to rejoin his unit. Later the aircraft was recovered by advancing German ground forces. In October 1941, Leykauf became the Adjutant to the Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG54, Hauptmann Reinhard 'Seppl' Seiler (109 victories, RK-EL). During this time Leykauf flew many low-level attacks over the Wolchow area.

On 30 March 1942, Leykauf, flying Bf109F-4 (W.Nr 7492) (B1+~), made another emergency landing, this time due to bad weather, near Krasnogwardeisk. When the Russians started resupplying their troops during the night in the early summer of 1942, using transport aircraft of various types, JG54 were active in intercepting these flights. On the night of 22-23 June 1942, Leykauf claimed 6 victories in 50 minutes bringing his score to 23. On 26 June 1942, Leykauf was awarded the Ehrenpokal. On 23 June 1942, Leutnant Leykauf received the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold. On 29 September 1942, Leykauf was wounded when his Bf 109 G-2 (W.Nr 13613) was hit by anti-aircraft fire and he had to bail out behind the lines. He managed to return to JG54. In 12 February 1943, III./JG54, under the command of Gruppenkommandeur Major Reinhard Seiler and his Adjutant Oberleutnant Erwin Leykauf, transferred to Vendeville near Lille, and placed themselves under the tactical command of JG26. On 6 April 1943, Leykauf was appointed Staffelkapitän of the new 1II./JG54. On 14 May 1943, during an alarmstart from Wevelghem airfield, a bomb exploded beneath his Bf109G-6 (W.Nr 19632) (Blue11). The blast tossed Leykauf's aircraft onto a railroad track. Leykauf only suffered shock, but the aircraft was destroyed. Leykauf left 1II./JG54 on 10 July 1943, when 11. and 12. Staffel, JG54 were renamed 11./ and 12./JG26.

On July 27, 1943, Leykauf arrived at III./JG54, based at Jesau, to command the new 11./JG54. On 23 August, he began converting to the Fw-190 fighter. On 25 August 1943, 11./JG54 moved to Siwerskaja on the Eastern front. Leykauf led IV./JG54, in an acting capacity, from 10 September 1943 pending the arrival of Hauptmann Rudolf 'Rudi' Sinner (39 victories, DK) as Kommandeur on 10 October 1943. IV./JG54 moved to Trakehnen on 21 September 1944, to serve on Reichsverteidigung duties. Under Gruppenkommandeur, Major Rudolf Klemm (42 victories, RK), Leykauf became the Adjutant of IV. Gruppe on 31 October 1944, before leaving to join II./JG3 at Alperstedt. Leykauf's stay at II./JG3 ended on 26 March 1945 with a transfer to JG7 at Brandenburg/Briest, where he received training on the Me-262 jet fighter. However, he did not fly any missions before the war ended. After the war, Leykauf studied pharmacy and settled in a small town in Westfalia. He continued his passion for gliding and was also an enthusiastic horserider. Leykauf continued his hobby of filming, which he started during the war. He made many films of the cultural regions of the world after the war.

Erwin Leykauf was credited with 33 victories. He recorded 27 victories over the Eastern front, including three Il-2 Sturmoviks.

List of aerial victories for Erwin Leykauf

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location / Comments
1 10.5.1940 10:33 Gladiator 2./JG21 Tongeren
2 12.8.1940 9:32 7./JG54 -
3 28.8.1940 17:21 7./JG54 Canterbury
4 30.8.1940 19:05 7./JG54 -
5 2.9.1940 17:30 7./JG54 Dover-Folkestone
6 7.4.1941 14:45 8./JG54 Rovine-Bosanski Aleksandrovac / Possibly Hurricane of 106 Esk, 33 Grupa, 4th Puk, JKRV
7 6.7.1941 19:52 DB-3 8./JG54 -
8 6.7.1941 19:54 DB-3 8./JG54 -
9 14.7.1941 19:35 DB-3 8./JG54 -
10 17.7.1941 11:30 RZ 8./JG54 -
11 2.9.1941 14:15 I-16 8./JG54 N Lissino
12 13.11.1941 11:45 I-18 8./JG54 -
13 18.11.1941 15:00 I-18 8./JG54 -
14 16.1.1942 15:53 I-26 8./JG54 -
15 16.1.1942 15:55 I-26 8./JG54 -
16 6.4.1942 7:25 R-Z 8./JG54 -
17 14.6.1942 23:45 R-5 8./JG54 E Mostki
18 22.6.1942 23:10 R-5 8./JG54 -
19 22.6.1942 23:15 R-5 8./JG54 -
20 22.6.1942 23:45 R-5 8./JG54 -
21 22.6.1942 23:50 R-5 8./JG54 -
22 22.6.1942 23:55 R-5 8./JG54 -
23 22.6.1942 24:00 R-5 8./JG54 -
24 26.6.1942 0:05 R-5 8./JG54 -
25 9.7.1942 18:20 LaGG-3 III./JG54 Terbury
26 7.8.1942 12:10 Pe-2 III./JG54 18 214
27 7.9.1942 11:50 Il-2 III./JG54 00 511
28 9.9.1942 11:25 Il-2 III./JG54 10 191
29 15.9.1943 12:05 Il-2 11./JG54 00 261
30 6.11.1943 12:18 La-5 11./JG54 97 881
31 8.2.1944 10:00 La-5 11./JG54 0935
32 17.3.1944 10:50 Boston 11./JG54 99 553
33 5.4.1944 17:55 Pe-2 11./JG54 68 262

Victories: 33
Awards : Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (4 August 1942)
Units : JG21, JG54, JG3, JG7
Additional Sources:
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Asisbiz database of list of 33 aerial victories for Erwin Leykauf

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
10-May-40 Erwin Leykauf 2./JG21 Gladiator   10.33 Tongeren (as 9/JG54)
12-Aug-40 Erwin Leykauf 7./JG54   09.32  
28-Aug-40 Erwin Leykauf 7./JG54 6000m 17.21 Canterbury
30-Aug-40 Erwin Leykauf 7./JG54   19.05  
02-Sep-40 Erwin Leykauf 7./JG54 5000m 17.30 Dover-Folkestone
07-Apr-41 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 6000m 14.45 Rovine-Bosanski Aleksandrovac / Possibly Hurricane of 106 Esk, 33 Grupa, 4th Puk, JKRV
06-Jul-41 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 DB-3   19.54  
06-Jul-41 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 DB-3   19.52  
14-Jul-41 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 DB-3   19.35  
17-Jul-41 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 SB-3   11.30  
13-Nov-41 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 I-18   11.45  
18-Nov-41 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 I-18   15.00  
16-Jan-42 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 I-26   15.53  
16-Jan-42 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 I-26   15.55  
06-Apr-42 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 R-Zet   07.25  
14-Jun-42 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 R-5   23.45 E Mostki
22-Jun-42 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 R-5   23.45  
22-Jun-42 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 R-5   23.50  
22-Jun-42 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 R-5   23.55  
22-Jun-42 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 R-5   24.00  
22-Jun-42 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 R-5   23.15  
22-Jun-42 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 R-5   23.10  
26-Jun-42 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 R-5   00.05  
09-Jul-42 Erwin Leykauf Stab III./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 18.20 Terbury
07-Aug-42 Erwin Leykauf Stab III./JG54 Pe-2 6500m 12.10 18 214
07-Sep-42 Erwin Leykauf Stab III./JG54 500m 11.50 00 511
09-Sep-42 Erwin Leykauf Stab III./JG54 Low Level 11.25 10 191
15-Sep-43 Erwin Leykauf 11./JG54 1500m 12.05 00 261
06-Nov-43 Erwin Leykauf 11./JG54 La-5 2500m 12.18 97 881
08-Feb-44 Erwin Leykauf 11./JG54 La-5 200m 10.00 0935
17-Mar-44 Erwin Leykauf 11./JG54 A-20 Boston III 20m 10.50 99 553
05-Apr-44 Erwin Leykauf 11./JG54 Pe-2 8000m 17.55 68 262



Max-Hellmuth Ostermann

Max-Hellmuth Ostermann was born on 11 December 1917 at Hamburg. He joined the Luftwaffe as a Fahnenjunker in March 1937. At the outbreak of World War 2 Leutnant Ostermann was serving with I./ZG1 flying Bf-110 Zerstörer twin-engined fighters. He participated in the invasion of Poland in September 1939. In April 1940, Ostermann was transferred to JG21. Leutnant Ostermann was assigned to 1./JG21. On 20 May 1940, he achieved his first aerial victory during the French campaign when he shot down a French Morane 406 fighter near Péronne. He recorded a second victory during the French campaign. On 6 June, 1./JG21 was redesignated 7./JG54. During the Battle of Britain, Ostermann did well recording six victories. Ostermann participated in the invasion of the Balkans. On 6 April 1941, he claimed a Yugoslavian Bf-109E fighter shot down over Belgrade. Following the successful conclusion of the Balkans campaign, JG54 and Ostermann then saw much action against the Russians over the Leningrad front. He was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 4 September 1941 for 29 victories. In November 1941, Ostermann transferred to I./JG54.

By Spring 1942, he had shot down 40 Soviet aircraft. He recorded his 50th victory on 20 January 1942, his 60th on 1 February and 70th on 20 March. In February 1942, Oberleutnant Ostermann was appointed Staffelkapitän of 8./JG54. He was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 81) on 12 March. On 31 March, he claimed his 79th and 80th victories and his 89th and 90th on 29 April. Ostermann recorded his 97th victory on 10 May, but was shot down shortly afterward surviving unharmed. On 12 May he became the seventh pilot in World War 2 to achieve 100 victories, although he was shot down in Bf 109F-4 (W.Nr 13125) (Black 1) on that occasion suffering wounds in the process. He was awarded the Schwertern on 17 May.

Ostermann was afforded leave following the award and did not return to combat duty until August. On 9 August 1942, Ostermann, flying Bf-109G-2 (W.Nr. 10438) (Black 1), shot down a Russian Curtiss P-40 fighter for his 102nd, and last, victory, but shortly after was shot down and killed in a dogfight with Soviet fighter pilots in the vicinity of Amossovo.

Max-Hellmuth Ostermann shot down 102 enemy aircraft in over 300 combat missions. He recorded eight victories over the Western front.

List of aerial victories for Max-Hellmuth Ostermann

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location / Comments
1 20.5.1940 18:20 Morane 406 1./JG21 W Peronne
2 26.5.1940 9:06 Curtiss 1./JG21 Arras
3 12.8.1940 9:35 7./JG54  
4 30.8.1940 19:05 7./JG54  
5 5.9.1940 10:40 7./JG54  
6 30.9.1940 14:37 7./JG54  
7 8.10.1940 11:46 7./JG54  
8 20.10.1940 15:38 7./JG54 SE London
9 6.4.1941 12:43 Bf-109E 7./JG54 Belgrade
- 7.4.1941 - IK-2 7./JG54 Not confirmed
10 23.6.1941 11:51 SB-2 7./JG54 N Kaunas
11 23.6.1941 11:58 SB-2 7./JG54 N Kaunas
12 26.6.1941 18:32 DB-3 7./JG54  
13 30.6.1941 12:10 DB-3 7./JG54  
14 30.6.1941 12:11 DB-3 7./JG54  
15 30.6.1941 12:15 DB-3 7./JG54  
16 5.7.1941 20:04 SB-3 7./JG54 Ostrov area
17 5.7.1941 20:05 SB-3 7./JG54 Ostrov area
18 5.7.1941 20:08 SB-3 7./JG54 Ostrov area
19 6.7.1941 - SB-3 7./JG54  
20 6.7.1941 17:37 SB-3 7./JG54  
21 28.7.1941 20:03 I-18 7./JG54  
22 1.8.1941 19:06 DB-3 7./JG54 JG54`s 1000th victory
23 14.8.1941 17:01 I-153 7./JG54  
24 14.8.1941 17:04 I-153 7./JG54  
25 17.8.1941 11:37 I-16 7./JG54  
26 18.8.1941 5:25 I-16 7./JG54  
27 18.8.1941 11:02 I-16 7./JG54  
28 21.8.1941 10:45 I-16 7./JG54  
29 23.8.1941 8:03 I-16 7./JG54  
30 3.9.1941 15:45 I-16 7./JG54  
31 7.9.1941 14:25 I-18 7./JG54  
32 7.9.1941 14:30 I-18 7./JG54  
33 9.9.1941 17:25 I-18 7./JG54  
34 10.9.1941 10:24 I-26 7./JG54  
35 11.9.1941 7:51 SB-3 7./JG54 Staraya Russa
36 11.9.1941 14:51 I-15 7./JG54 Staraya Russa
37 17.9.1941 10:24 I-18 7./JG54 Krasnoye Selo / Possibly MiG-3 of 191 IAP/71IAK VVS flown by Yegor Novikov (14 victories)
38 25.10.1941 14:15 I-26 7./JG54  
39 29.10.1941 13:50 I-26 7./JG54  
40 13.11.1941 13:04 Il-2 3./JG54  
41 16.11.1941 15:16 I-28 3./JG54  
42 16.11.1941 15:20 I-28 3./JG54  
43 19.11.1941 6:35 DC-3 3./JG54  
44 30.11.1941 13:45 DC-3 3./JG54  
45 1.1.1942 12:37 I-26 3./JG54  
46 8.1.1942 13:42 I-26 3./JG54  
47 8.1.1942 13:50 I-180 3./JG54  
48 9.1.1942 15:15 I-26 3./JG54  
49 11.1.1942 15:05 I-18 3./JG54  
50 20.1.1942 14:22 I-26 3./JG54  
51 23.1.1942 11:05 I-16 3./JG54  
52 23.1.1942 11:27 Il-2 3./JG54  
53 24.1.1942 13:07 I-16 3./JG54  
54 25.1.1942 11:12 I-153 3./JG54  
55 25.1.1942 11:26 I-153 3./JG54  
56 25.1.1942 16:45 MBR-2 3./JG54  
57 26.1.1942 13:21 Pe-2 3./JG54  
58 28.1.1942 9:18 I-15 3./JG54  
59 28.1.1942 15:01 I-18 3./JG54  
60 1.2.1942 10:50 P-40 3./JG54  
61 14.3.1942 17:05 I-26 8./JG54  
62 16.3.1942 8:30 I-26 8./JG54  
63 17.3.1942 10:06 I-18 8./JG54  
64 17.3.1942 14:00 R-Z 8./JG54  
65 17.3.1942 14:03 R-Z 8./JG54  
66 18.3.1942 16:35 E/a 8./JG54 III./JG54's 500th victory
67 18.3.1942 17:00~ E/a 8./JG54  
68 19.3.1942 11:15 P-40 8./JG54  
69 19.3.1942 11:40 I-18 8./JG54  
70 20.3.1942 12:31 I-18 8./JG54  
71 20.3.1942 17:21 I-18 8./JG54  
72 21.3.1942 11:40 I-18 8./JG54  
73 22.3.1942 17:20 I-18 8./JG54  
74 22.3.1942 17:35 I-18 8./JG54  
75 28.3.1942 10:16 I-18 8./JG54  
76 29.3.1942 9:28 I-16 8./JG54  
77 29.3.1942 11:57 I-16 8./JG54  
78 29.3.1942 12:05 I-16 8./JG54  
79 31.3.1942 13:15 I-18 8./JG54  
80 31.3.1942 13:33 I-18 8./JG54  
81 1.4.1942 18:12 I-18 8./JG54  
82 13.4.1942 12:30 MiG-3 8./JG54  
83 23.4.1942 12:30 MiG-3 8./JG54  
84 23.4.1942 16:02 MiG-3 8./JG54  
85 24.4.1942 6:41 R-Z 8./JG54  
86 25.4.1942 11:50 I-180 8./JG54  
87 27.4.1942 6:15 P-40 8./JG54  
88 27.4.1942 12:12 P-40 8./JG54  
89 29.4.1942 16:22 MiG-3 8./JG54  
90 29.4.1942 16:25 MiG-3 8./JG54  
91 30.4.1942 13:41 P-40 8./JG54  
92 30.4.1942 14:06 MiG-3 8./JG54  
93 6.5.1942 18:12 I-180 8./JG54  
94 6.5.1942 18:19 I-180 8./JG54  
95 7.5.1942 5:58 P-40 8./JG54  
96 9.5.1942 15:23 P-40 8./JG54  
97 10.5.1942 8:25 I-180 8./JG54 10 481
98 12.5.1942 9:36 I-16 8./JG54 10 362
99 12.5.1942 9:41 P-40 8./JG54  
100 12.5.1942 10:53 P-40 8./JG54  
101 8.8.1942 18:58 P-40 8./JG54 29 561
102 9.8.1942 11:33 P-40 8./JG54 29 521

Victories : 102
Awards : Ritterkreuz (4 September 1941)
Eichenlaub (12 March 1942)
Schwertern (17 May 1942)
Units : ZG 1, JG54
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Asisbiz Database of 102 aerial victories for Max-Hellmuth Ostermann

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
20-May-40 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 1./JG21 Morane 406 2000m 18.20 West of Peronne
20-May-40 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 1./JG21 Morane 406 2000m 18.20 West of Peronne
26-May-40 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 1./JG21 P-40 Warhawk   09.06 Arras
12-Aug-40 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54   09.35  
30-Aug-40 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54   19.05  
05-Sep-40 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54   10.40  
30-Sep-40 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54   14.37  
08-Oct-40 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54   11.46  
20-Oct-40 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 7500m 15.38 SE London
06-Apr-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 Me 109   12.43  
23-Jun-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 SB-2   11.51  
23-Jun-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 SB-2   11.58  
26-Jun-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 DB-3   18.32  
30-Jun-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 DB-3   12.10  
30-Jun-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 DB-3   12.15  
30-Jun-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 DB-3   12.11  
05-Jul-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 SB-3   20.05  
05-Jul-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 SB-3   20.08  
05-Jul-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 SB-3   20.04  
06-Jul-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 SB-3      
06-Jul-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 SB-3   17.37  
28-Jul-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-18   20.03  
01-Aug-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 DB-3   19.06  
14-Aug-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-153   17.01  
14-Aug-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-153   17.04  
17-Aug-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   11.37  
18-Aug-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   11.02  
18-Aug-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   05.25  
21-Aug-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   10.45  
23-Aug-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   08.03  
03-Sep-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   15.45  
07-Sep-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-18   14.25  
07-Sep-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-18   14.30  
09-Sep-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-18   17.25  
10-Sep-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-26   10.24  
11-Sep-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-15 Rata   14.51  
11-Sep-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 SB-3   07.51  
17-Sep-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-18   10.24  
25-Oct-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-26   14.15  
29-Oct-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-26   13.50  
13-Nov-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54   13.04  
16-Nov-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-28   15.16  
16-Nov-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-28   15.20  
19-Nov-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 C-47 Dakota   06.35  
30-Nov-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 C-47 Dakota   13.45  
01-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-26   12.37  
08-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-26   13.42  
08-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-180   13.50  
09-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-26   15.15  
11-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-18   15.05  
20-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-26   14.22  
23-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54   11.27  
23-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-16 Rata   11.05  
24-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-16 Rata   13.07  
25-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 MBR-2   16.45  
25-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-153   11.12  
25-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-153   11.26  
26-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 Pe-2   13.21  
28-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-15   09.18  
28-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-18   15.01  
01-Feb-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   10.50  
14-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-26   17.05  
16-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-26   08.30  
17-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 R-Zet   14.00  
17-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 R-Zet   14.03  
17-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   10.06  
18-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 -   17.00  
18-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 -   16.35  
19-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   11.15  
19-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   11.40  
20-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   12.31  
20-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   17.21  
21-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   11.40  
22-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   17.20  
22-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   17.35  
28-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   10.16  
29-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-16 Rata   11.57  
29-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-16 Rata   12.05  
29-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-16 Rata   09.28  
31-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   13.33  
31-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   13.15  
01-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   18.12  
13-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 MiG-3   12.30  
23-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 MiG-3   12.30  
23-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 MiG-3   16.02  
24-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 R-Zet   06.41  
25-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-180   11.50  
27-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   06.15  
27-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   12.12  
29-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 MiG-3   16.25  
29-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 MiG-3   16.22  
30-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   13.41  
30-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 MiG-3   14.06  
06-May-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-180   18.12  
06-May-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-180   18.19  
07-May-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   05.58  
09-May-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   15.23  
10-May-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-180 1900m 08.25 10 481
12-May-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-16 Rata 800m 09.36 10 362
12-May-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   09.41  
12-May-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   10.53  
08-Aug-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk 2800m 18.58 29 561
09-Aug-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk 600m 11.33 29 521
09-Aug-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 Dogfight   KiA Dogfight Ammosovo



Hans-Ekkehard Bob

'I used to call him 'Bruchmuller' ...' HANS-EKKEHARD BOB, STAFFELKAPITAN OF 9./JG54

When we reached Leningrad, our ground troops entered the suburbs but were prevented from making any further progress by the River Neva running between the Gulf of Finland and Lake Ladoga. It was the end of 1941 and we had already seen the first signs of Winter when we had arrived at the major military air base at Siverskaya. The Russians had abandoned the barracks and hangars only as we arrived, so the windows were largely still intact. We were billeted in the former Czar's palace and were able to settle down into quite good accommodation.

It soon became apparent that the fortified city of Leningrad would not easily fall into our hands, so we had to prepare for a long stay in Siverskaya. In total, we spent 16 months there and endured the hard Winter of 1941/42 when temperatures dropped as low as minus 52°C. In such conditions everything froze. Even the heaters used to warm our aircraft engines would not function, so we had to build fires to warm the heaters before they could be started. Only then could we in turn warm our aircraft engines. To avoid this problem, we eventually kept the heaters running day and night.

These extreme climatic conditions did not, however, prevent the Russians from constantly attacking our lines, but by the time our infantry had raised the alarm and we had taken off and flown to the combat area, the enemy's armoured IL-2s had already disappeared. For this reason, it was decided that my Staffel would move to a well-camouflaged airstrip only two kilometres from the front and, that way, we were able to see the ground-attack aircraft approaching. We then scrambled and caught them completely by surprise. On one of the first occasions, everything happened so fast that I attacked and shot down a Russian aircraft even before my undercarriage had retracted. Soon, the infantry on both sides had become aware of this exploit and I achieved a certain fame. Even the Russian radio broadcast such threats as, 'Sooner or later the Captain of the Teufelsstaffel Bob will be shot down by our forces.' Unfortunately for them, they never succeeded.

The Russians were more fortunate in the Demyansk area in January 1942 when they were able to surround some 100,000 men of our 16th Army and the Luftwaffe had to supply them. In the pocket, our comrades had built a small airfield and our fighters landed and took off throughout the day. Our task was to secure the airspace in the area and in this we were quite successful.

In my Staffel, I had a good pilot called Muller; Feldwebel Muller. 1 I used to call him 'Bruchmuller' (Breakmuller) because he often damaged his aircraft in bad landings. No matter how many aircraft he damaged though, his claims were always one ahead, and at that time he had 11 claims and had damaged ten of our own machines. This theatre of operations presented a good opportunity to push Muller a bit, so I said to him, 'Dear Muller, I don't want you to damage any more machines. If it happens again then you will stay in the pocket and the infantry can have you!' From that day onwards, all Muller's landings were excellent!

1. This was probably Siegfried Muller, killed in action on 21 February 1945 when an Oberfeldwebel.
Pilots 9./JG54 Hans-Ekkehard Bob inventor of the 'gebobt' method 1940 01
Pilots 9./JG54 Hans-Ekkehard Bob signed 01 - http://www.leisuregalleries.com/bobw.jpg
Pilots 9./JG54 Hans-Ekkehard Bob signed 02 - http://www.leisuregalleries.com/ebob.html

'Our morale in combat was unbroken.' HANS-EKKEHARD BOB, 9./JG54

Our morale in combat was unbroken and when the weather permitted, we flew many sorties each day. Comparatively speaking, the English were in the better position in that they fought over their own territory and thus could save themselves in an emergency by baling out or carrying out a crash landing. In contrast, if we found ourselves in such circumstances, we had to count on being captured or risk landing our damaged aircraft in the Channel.

In a dogfight during August 1940, my radiator was shot-up, causing the engine cooling system to fail and I had to turn off the ignition to prevent an engine fire. The Me109 1 had a glide angle of 13:1 2. which meant that with the engine stopped we could glide 13 kilometres for each kilometre of altitude. This occurred at an altitude of 4,000 metres over Canterbury, some 80 km from the French coast, so I knew I would never be able to glide that far and had to think of something new. From 4,000 metres I would be able to glide only 52 km at the most, then I would go down into the English Channel. Suddenly it occurred to me to allow the engine to cool during the descent. This I did and the temperature dropped quickly, so I restarted the engine and climbed at full throttle as high as possible until the engine overheated again. I did this repeatedly, climbing up and gliding down, until I finally reached the French coast and carried out an emergency landing on the beach at Calais. My report of this experience was distributed to the units and the method adopted. It later received the nickname 'gebobt' after Bob, my surname.

Our missions over England continued, becoming progressively more difficult until, in the last part of 1940, attacks became impossible to carry out due to the severe weather conditions. The German fighter-pilots were still optimistic even though the daylight bomber operations had been cancelled. The British fighters did not even take off if there were no German bomber formations flying in the English skies. Thus we German fighters could fly around over southern England without contact with the enemy until we reached London. In order to lure the British fighters into the air, some of the Me109 squadrons were equipped with bomb racks. This was the birth of the fighter-bomber.

As the Staffelkapitiin of 9./JG54, I had to carry out a test flight with a 250 kg bomb under the fuselage. The take-off, from a meadow at Guines-South, was quite risky since we fighter pilots had no idea how to handle bombs, how to hit the target, or how to operate the whole thing. In fact, the sortie was at first regarded as something suitable for a Himmelfahrtskommando, or suicide squad, but it proved worth the effort as the flight with the bomb was successful. Once in the air, I flew to a small spit of land extending from the English coast where I could release the bomb but exactly where it fell I could not determine as I really did not have the necessary experience. With time, however, and with improvisation - in order to dive at the correct angle, for example, we painted lines on the sides of the canopy - we achieved really good results. We then flew against England where our first targets were the airbase at Biggin Hill and Tilbury docks in London, where warships were being built.

During all of our operations the radio communications traffic of the British fighter pilots were being intercepted. On one occasion3, an interesting conversation took place between ground control and a British fighter formation when ground control said: 'Attack the German bomber formations! 'The English formation leader shouted back: 'There are no bomber formations here!' Ground control: 'But bombs have been dropped' Formation leader: 'I see only Me-109s but they can't drop bombs!' Word quickly got around, though, that the bombs were being dropped by the Me-109 units with the result that air combat was resumed.

1. German pilots of the period referred to the Messerschmitt 109 as the 'Me-109' instead of the technically correct 'Bf109'.
2. Rudolf Rothenfelder of JG2 has stated that the ratio between height and the glide distance was 12:1.
3. Probably 20 September 1940. See main text for further details.

Hans-Ekkehard Bob

Major Hans-Ekkehard Bob was born on 24 January 1917 at Freiburg/Breisgau. Bob joined the Luftwaffe on 1 December 1936 with the rank of Fahnenjunker. He spent his first year at the Luftskriegsschule Wildpark Werder undergoing six months of basic military training before commencing his flying training on 1 June 1937. At the beginning of 1938, he attended the Officer's Academy. ObeRGähnrich Bob was then transferred Jagdfliegergruppe 133 based at Wiesbaden. His first operational missions came during the occupation of the Sudetenland flying with an Arado Ar 68 biplane fighter equipped unit escorting bomber and transport aircraft. Following the successful conclusion of the operation, Bob was transferred to JG334, equipped with Bf 110 Zerstörer twin-engine fighters and based at Gablingen, where he also received promotion to the rank of Leutnant on 1 September 1938. In July 1939, Bob was transferred to the newly formed 3./JG21, based at Jesau. On 6 June 1940, 3./JG21 was redesignated 9./JG54. He flew his first combat missions of World War 2 in Poland and France as a Schwarmführer (leader of four aircraft). On 10 May 1940, Bob claimed his first victory, a Gloster Gladiator biplane fighter shot down near Tongeren in Belgium. By the end of the French campaign he had recorded four victories. On 1 August 1940, Bob was promoted to the rank of Oberleutnant. He was appointed Staffelkapitän of 7./JG54 on 10 October 1940, replacing Oberleutnant Günther Scholz (34 victories, DK) who had left to lead III./JG54. However, his stay with this unit was short. On 28 November, Bob was appointed Staffelkapitän of 9./JG54, which he led until 1 August 1943. During the Battle of Britain, Bob's unit became one of the first fighter-bomber (Jabo) units. 9.Staffel mostly attacked shipping targets with 250kg bombs. By 11 November 1940, Bob had recorded 19 victories.

Oberleutnant Bob was awarded the Ritterkreuz by Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring on 7 March 1941. On 21 March 1941, Bob undertook a flight in a Bü-131 (W.Nr. 4506) (BG+AB) training aircraft, which resulted in a ditching in Cherbourg harbour following engine failure. He survived unhurt. Staffelkapitän of 9./JG54 Oberleutnant Hans-Ekkehard Bob. ParndoRG, March 1941. The rudder of his Bf109E shows 19 victories.

Bob participated in the Balkan campaign, shooting down two Yugoslavian fighters: a Bf109 on 6 April 1941 for his 20th victory and an IK-2 on 9 April for his 21st victory. Following the conclusion of operations in the Balkans, JG54 was re-equipped with the new Bf 109F and relocated to airfields in East Prussia. On 22 June 1941, 9./JG54 flew their first missions of Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of Russia. Bob recorded his first victory in Russia on 23 June, when he shot down a SB twin-engine bomber. However, his Bf 109 F-2 (W.Nr. 9207) 'Yellow 1' + ~ was hit by return fire from the bomber's gunner necessitating a forced landing deep inside enemy controlled territory near Radviliskis. He managed to make his way back to German lines two days later. He was shot down for a second time on 13 July and was again forced to make an emergency landing this time near Borodkino. On 20 August, Oberleutnant Bob was again forced to make an emergency landing 50km south of Dno, when his Bf109F-2 (W.Nr. 12696) (Y1+~) received hits in the radiator. During a freie Jagd over the Volkhov River on 30 October, Bob encountered a Russian I-16 fighter. In the subsequent engagement, his Bf109F-2 (Y1+~) took hits in the radiator. He made a belly-landing behind enemy lines and was fortunate to evade capture. By the end of 1941, Bob had 39 victories to his credit. On 29 September 1942, he recorded his 50th victory. The sojourn in Russia ended for 9./JG54 on 12 February 1943, when III.Gruppe and 4./JG54 were ordered by the General der Jagdflieger, Adolf Galland, to change positions with units of JG26 based on the Western front. This tactical operation was cancelled, but III./JG54 stayed in the West and was separated from its parent Geschwader for the remainder of the war.

On 17 April 1943, Hauptmann Bob claimed his 57th victory by ramming a USAAF B-17 four-engine bomber near Bremen. He was forced to bale-out of his stricken Bf109G-4 (W.Nr. 14935) (Y1+I). He suffered injuries in the incident. On 1 August 1943, Bob was promoted to the rank of Major and was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of IV./JG51 based on the Eastern front. He gained two further victories with this unit. Bob was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG3, based on the Normandy invasion front, on 9 May 1944. He also led the unit on Reichsverteidigung duties. In August 1944, Bob transferred to Erprobungskommando 262 where he received very rudimentary training on the Me-262 jet fighter. At the beginning of 1945, he became one of the small team of experienced flying officers assigned to the staff of Generalmajor Josef Kammhuber. He worked on the staff directly responsible for allocating newly built Me 262s to operational units before being ordered by Kammhuber to Silesia. Here he joined I. and II/EJG2, both these units being responsible for training of former bomber pilots on to single-engine fighters. Bob next became a member of JV44; the Me-262 equipped unit led by the now former General der Jagdflieger, Adolf Galland (104 victories, RK-Br). At the capitulation on 8 May 1945, Bob was in Koppl, a small village near Salzburg. From there he walked 1,700km in 6 weeks to Celle. After the war Bob initially took employment as a farm labourer before establishing a transport business. In 1956, he founded Bohrmaschinen und Geräte GmbH (BOMAG) in Celle, manufacturing drilling equipment, which does business in 87 countries. He continued flying, establishing the Celle Flying Club.

Hans-Ekkehard Bob flew approximately 700 combat missions and claimed 60 victories. He recorded 37 victories over the Eastern front.

List of aerial victories for Hans-Ekkehard Bob

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location
1 10.5.1940 10:33 Gladiator 3./JG21 Tongeren
2 24.5.1940 15:20 Dewoitine 3./JG21 Hénin-Lietard
3 25.5.1940 19:45 Morane 406 3./JG21 N Cambrai
4 26.5.1940 9:10 Curtiss 3./JG21 Cambrai
5 26.6.1940 18:10 9./JG54 60km W Rotterdam
6 12.8.1940 18:33 9./JG54 Canterbury
7 15.8.1940 19:27 9./JG54 Dover
8 16.8.1940 13:13 9./JG54 Calais
9 18.8.1940 14:40 9./JG54 Ramsgate
10 31.8.1940 11:40 9./JG54 Eastchurch
11 31.8.1940 11:42 9./JG54 Eastchurch
12 4.9.1940 10:10 9./JG54 Folkestone
13 9.9.1940 18:40 9./JG54 Tunbridge
14 30.9.1940 14:35 9./JG54 Tunbridge
15 9.10.1940 16:38 9./JG54 Chatham
16 9.10.1940 14:00 9./JG54 Ashford
17 20.10.1940 15:40 9./JG54 London
18 27.10.1940 10:30 9./JG54 Tunbridge
19 11.11.1940 13:17 9./JG54 Margate
20 6.4.1941 17:30 Bf 109 9./JG54 Belgrade / Possibly Bf 109 E of 32 Grupa, JKRV
21 7.4.1941 14:20 IK-2 9./JG54 Martinac / Possibly IK-2 of 107 Esk, 34 Grupa, JKRV
22 23.6.1941 11:50 SB-2 9./JG54 Kedainiai
23 30.6.1941 7:05 SB-3 9./JG54 Daugavpils
24 30.6.1941 7:09 SB-3 9./JG54 Daugavpils
25 30.6.1941 12:35 SB-3 9./JG54 Daugavpils
26 30.6.1941 15:10 SB-3 9./JG54 Daugavpils
27 6.7.1941 18:40 SB-3 9./JG54 Ostrov
28 6.7.1941 18:41 SB-3 9./JG54 Ostrov
29 6.7.1941 18:45 SB-3 9./JG54 Ostrov
30 15.7.1941 19:15 SB-3 9./JG54 Orly
31 24.7.1941 19:55 SB-2 9./JG54 Duo
32 10.9.1941 14:50 I-18 9./JG54 Dem'yansk
33 11.9.1941 9:45 I-18 9./JG54 Dem'yansk
34 15.9.1941 15:15 DB-3 9./JG54 Krasnoje-Selo
35 15.9.1941 15:25 DB-3 9./JG54 Krasnoje-Selo
36 21.9.1941 7:05 I-153 9./JG54 Krasnowardeist
37 7.10.1941 9:40 Il-2 9./JG54 Krasnoje-Bor
38 6.11.1941 10:37 E/a 9./JG54 Kolpino
39 1.12.1941 9:42 I-18 9./JG54 Mostovaja
40 25.4.1942 11:30 MiG-3 9./JG54 Leningrad
41 28.8.1942 11:30 Il-2 9./JG54 Kilosi
42 1.9.1942 9:26 LaGG-3 9./JG54 Kilosi
43 1.9.1942 12:10 Il-2 9./JG54 Rabotschi
44 2.9.1942 13:50 Il-2 9./JG54 Estonski
45 2.9.1942 14:00 Il-2 9./JG54 Gaitolowo
46 10.9.1942 17:04 Il-2 9./JG54 Tortolowo
47 15.9.1942 6:02 LaGG-3 9./JG54 10 113
48 15.9.1942 15:20 LaGG-3 9./JG54 Schlüsselburg
49 22.9.1942 5:35 MiG-3 9./JG54 Beresowka
50 29.9.1942 16:08 LaGG-3 9./JG54 Newa-Bogen
51 17.12.1942 10:51 Il-2 9./JG54 Ssytschewka
52 17.12.1942 11:23 Il-2 9./JG54 Ssytschewka
53 29.12.1943 9:52 Il-2 9./JG54 Kolpina
54 30.12.1943 9:55 Il-2 9./JG54 Velikije-Luki
55 30.12.1942 10:12 LaGG-3 9./JG54 Velikije-Luki
56 14.1.1943 11:37 LaGG-3 9./JG54 Velikije-Luki
57 17.4.1943 12:45 B-17 9./JG54 Oldenburg / Rammed
58 27.7.1943 20:20 9./JG54 W Haarlem
59 ? - MiG-3 IV./JG51 Apostolovo
60 ? - MiG-3 IV./JG51 Apostolovo

Victories : 60
Awards : Ehrenpokal (28 September 1940)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (24 December 1942)
Ritterkreuz (7 March 1941)
Units : JG54, JG51, JG3, EJG2, JV 44
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/bobh.html - Aces of the Luftwaffe - Hans-Ekkehard Bob

Asisbiz Database of 60 aerial victories for Hans-Ekkehard Bob

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
10-May-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 3./JG21 Gladiator   10.33 Tongeren (as 9/JG54)
24-May-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 3./JG21 Dewoitine   15.20 Henin-Lietard
25-May-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 3./JG21 Morane 406 4000m 19.45 N Cambrai
26-May-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 3./JG21 Hawk-75A   09.10 Cambrai
26-Jun-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob Stab I./JG21 10m 18.10 60km W Rotterdam
12-Aug-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54   18.33 Canterbury
13-Aug-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54   13.13  
15-Aug-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 800m 19.27 SE Dover
16-Aug-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54   13.13 Calais
18-Aug-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 6500m 14.40 10km E Ramsgate
31-Aug-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54   11.40 Eastchurch
31-Aug-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54   11.42 Eastchurch
04-Sep-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54   10.10 Folkestone
09-Sep-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54   18.40  
30-Sep-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 7./JG54   14.35 Tonbridge
30-Sep-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 7./JG54      
09-Oct-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 7./JG54   14.00 Ashford
09-Oct-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 7./JG54   16.38 Chatham
20-Oct-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 7./JG54   15.40  
27-Oct-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob Stab III./JG54 5000m 10.30 10km E Tunbridge Wells
11-Nov-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54   13.17 Margate
06-Apr-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 Bf 109E   17.30 Petrowgrad
07-Apr-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 IK-2   14.20 Martinae
23-Jun-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 SB-2   11.50  
30-Jun-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 SB-3   12.35  
30-Jun-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 SB-3   07.09  
30-Jun-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 SB-3   07.05  
30-Jun-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 SB-3   15.10  
06-Jul-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 SB-3   18.45  
06-Jul-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 SB-3   18.40  
15-Jul-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 SB-3   19.15  
24-Jul-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 SB-2   19.55  
10-Sep-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 I-18   14.50  
11-Sep-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 I-18   09.45  
15-Sep-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 DB-3   15.15  
15-Sep-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 DB-3   15.25  
21-Sep-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 I-153   07.05  
07-Oct-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54   09.40  
06-Nov-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54   10.37  
01-Dec-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 I-18   09.42  
25-Apr-42 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 MiG-3   11.30  
28-Aug-42 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 100m 11.30 10 191
01-Sep-42 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 09.26 10 191
01-Sep-42 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 200m 12.10 10 153
02-Sep-42 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 300m 13.50 10 183
02-Sep-42 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 300m 14.00 10 182
10-Sep-42 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 150m 17.04 10 183
15-Sep-42 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 06.02 10 113
15-Sep-42 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 LaGG-3 5000m 15.20 10 113
22-Sep-42 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 MiG-3 2000m 05.35 10 354
29-Sep-42 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 LaGG-3 500m 16.01 00 283
17-Dec-42 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 1500m 10.51 46 131
17-Dec-42 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 20m 11.23 47 791
29-Dec-42 Hans-Ekkehard Bob Stab III./JG54 300m 09.52 07 583
30-Dec-42 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 500m 09.55 07 672
30-Dec-42 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 LaGG-3 800m 10.12 07 334
14-Jan-43 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 11.37 07 671
27-Jul-43 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 20m 20.25 20km W Zandvoort
26-Sep-43 Hans-Ekkehard Bob Stab IV./JG51 Yak-1 4000m 16.37 S Jantschekrak
27-Sep-43 Hans-Ekkehard Bob Stab IV./JG51 LaGG-5 2500m 13.32 ENE Tsisslovka



Hans Schmoller-Haldy

JG 54 Pilots story during the 'Battle of Briatin' by Hans Schmoller-Haldy

'I c1osed to within 20-30 meters and fired with both machine guns and both cannon. The upper gunner really had some nerves...'

At the time of the armistice, we were, near Paris. That evening I was awoken by the officer-of-the-day and was told that the following morning we would be flying to Eindhoven in the Netherlands. The Staffel took off at 09.00 hours and we landed at Eindhoven at 11.00 hours. We made an intermediate landing to, refuel. The Battle of Britain was about to begin.

On 26 June 1940, I was wounded in the leg. I had taken off from Eindhoven and was flying in formation toward Germany. A British Blenheim was reported, to be flying over Holland. I was 500 meters above him near Amsterdam. I reported the British aircraft to the others in the Schwarm. I banked and dived and came in immediately behind him just like I had practiced during training. The gunner started firing at me. I rapidly closed to within 20-30, meters and fired at fin, with both machine guns and both cannon’s. The upper gunner really had some nerves and continued firing at me. As long as I was directly behind him, he could not fire through his fin and could only fire at my wings. I was closing too rapidly and I would have rammed him, so I had to turn away. I could see his tracers and the gunner had a good target when I showed him my underside. My engine was shot up and, I felt a sharp pain in my leg. Fortunately, the aircraft did not burn. I pulled out at low level. I reduced the throttle. I was losing Blood and I reported on the radio that I was wounded. I landed at Eindhoven and was immediately taken to the hospital there. It is amazing, that the Blenheim was able to continue to flying for another 200-300 kilometres.

I lay in hospita1 near Eindhoven for two weeks. I returned to flying in August. I had to fly the first missions over England with my leg wrapped in bandages. During a six-week period, all of the pilots in the Staffel except my deputy and I were lost. The last sorties were flown by, only two or three pilots. The British were now so strong that they could meet us half way across the Channel. We had started the French campaign with 12 pilots but now I had only Lt. Kitzinger and Fw. Knipscher. On the last mission, Knipscher was shot down. Kitzinger and I transferred to Jever. The base commander, an Oberstleutnant, greeted me and told me to bring in my Staffel! Lt. Kitzinger was standing in the door way, and I pointed to him and said: 'This is my Staffel!'

Asisbiz Database of 11 aerial victories for Hans Schmoller-Haldy

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
28-May-40 Hans Schmoller-Haldy 3./JG54 Hawk-75A 3000m 12.45 Western Front
28-May-40 Hans Schmoller-Haldy 3./JG54 Hawk-75A 3000m 12.45 Western Front
29-May-40 Hans Schmoller-Haldy 3./JG54 Torp. Flgz.   20.00 Western Front
29-May-40 Hans Schmoller-Haldy 3./JG54 Torp. Flgz. 1000m 20.00 Western Front
08-Jun-40 Hans Schmoller-Haldy 3./JG54 Hawk-75A 1500m 11.50 Western Front
14-Aug-41 Hans Schmoller-Haldy 3./JG54 SB-2   09.10 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
11-Sep-41 Hans Schmoller-Haldy 3./JG54 I-16 Rata   12.25 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
28-Jan-42 Hans Schmoller-Haldy 3./JG54 I-18   12.55 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
05-Feb-42 Hans Schmoller-Haldy 3./JG54 I-18   15.02 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
05-Feb-42 Hans Schmoller-Haldy 3./JG54 Pe-2   08.53 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
23-Feb-42 Hans Schmoller-Haldy 3./JG54 I-18   13.13 Ostfront (Eastern Front)



Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart

Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart was born on 3 May 1914 at Saargemünd in Lothringen. He joined the army in 1935 but later transferred to the Luftwaffe and underwent flying training. Zweigart was posted to 9./JG54 in autumn 1940. On 10 November, he gained his first victory when he shot down a RAF Blenheim twin-engine bomber near De Kooi in Holland. However, it was over the Eastern front that Zweigart would claim the majority of his victories. By the end of 1941, he had nine victories to his credit. He had increased his victory total to 15 by May 1942 and, by the end of October, his total stood at 44.

On 29 December, Zweigart claimed four victories to record his 51st through 54th victories. Oberfeldwebel Zweigart was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 22 January 1943 for 54 victories. Shortly after the award of the Ritterkreuz, Zweigart was transferred to undertake instructional duties. He returned to 9./JG54, now based on the Western front undertaking Reichsverteidigung duties, in May 1943. Zweigart recorded his 58th victory on 25 July. However, he was shot down in aerial combat with USAAF four-engine bombers on 27 July. He was able to bale out of his stricken Bf-109 G-6 (W.Nr. 15678) 'Yellow 7' although he sustained wounds in the engagement. Zweigart was transferred to 7./JG54 on 16 October 1943. In March 1944, he transferred to 8./JG54.

Finally in May, he transferred to the Gruppenstab of III./JG54. Meanwhile, he achieved considerable success against the USAAF four-engine bombers. On 6 March, he claimed three USAAF B-17 bombers shot down. On 8 June 1944, Zweigart was shot down in Fw-190A-8 (W.Nr. 170736) 'Black 3' in aerial combat near Le Cambaux. He baled out but was then shot and killed while hanging in his parachute.

Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart was credited with 69 victories. He recorded 53 victories over the Eastern front. Of his 16 victories recorded over the Western front, at least 11 were four-engine bombers

List of aerial victories for Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location
1. 10.11.1940 12:20 9./JG54 20km NE De Kooi
2. 22.6.1941 14:21 I-153 9./JG54 -
3. 30.6.1941 12:32 SB-3 9./JG54 -
4. 6.7.1941 18:50 SB-3 9./JG54 -
5. 14.7.1941 16:20 SB-2 9./JG54 -
6. 11.9.1941 9:55 I-18 9./JG54 -
7. 30.9.1941 16:30 Il-2 9./JG54 -
8. 5.11.1941 13:05 I-26 9./JG54 -
9. 1.12.1941 9:27 I-18 9./JG54 -
10. 9.2.1942 15:57 Il-2 9./JG54 -
11. 9.2.1942 16:12 I-26 9./JG54 -
12. 4.4.1942 15:14 Pe-2 9./JG54 -
13. 6.4.1942 8:03 P-40 9./JG54 -
14. 25.4.1942 11:32 MiG-3 9./JG54 -
15. 25.4.1942 11:40 MiG-3 9./JG54 -
16. 28.5.1942 9:04 I-16 9./JG54 10 131: at 1.200m
17. 28.5.1942 9:04 I-16 9./JG54 -
18. 30.7.1942 19:45 MiG-3 9./JG54 18 224: at 600m
19. 2.8.1942 16:52 MiG-3 9./JG54 00 234: at 2.200m
20. 2.8.1942 19:12 MiG-3 9./JG54 00 164: at 1.500m
21. 13.8.1942 17:53 P-40 9./JG54 18 261: at 2.500m
22. 13.8.1942 17:55 P-40 9./JG54 18 264: at 2.000m
23. 28.8.1942 11:23 MiG-3 9./JG54 10 181: at 1.000m
24. 29.8.1942 10:28 MiG-3 9./JG54 10 164: at 2.500m
25. 29.8.1942 10:33 MiG-3 9./JG54 10 164: at 2.000m
26. 31.8.1942 17:16 MiG-3 9./JG54 10191: at 2.500m
27. 31.8.1942 17:20 MiG-3 9./JG54 10 164: at 2.000m
28. 1.9.1942 10:55 LaGG-3 9./JG54 10 254: at 2.500m
29. 2.9.1942 10:12 LaGG-3 9./JG54 00 212: at 1.500m
30. 2.9.1942 18:39 MiG-3 9./JG54 10 113: at 800m
31. 3.9.1942 11:02 P-40 9./JG54 10 154: at 2.000m
32. 3.9.1942 11:07 P-40 9./JG54 10 254: at 2.000m
33. 9.9.1942 11:12 P-40 9./JG54 10 242: at 1.000m
34. 9.9.1942 17:20 MiG-3 9./JG54 00 264: at 2.000m
35. 15.9.1942 6:04 P-40 9./JG54 10 241: at 1.800m
36. 20.9.1942 17:28 LaGG-3 9./JG54 10 254: at 2.200m
37. 21.9.1942 11:07 P-40 9./JG54 10 161: at 1.800m
38. 28.9.1942 14:46 LaGG-3 9./JG54 01 881: at 800m
39. 28.9.1942 15:21 9./JG54 00 264: at 2.000m
40. 29.9.1942 6:46 LaGG-3 9./JG54 00 251: at 3.000m
41. 26.10.1942 8:45 Il-2 9./JG54 28 263: at 1.200m
42. 26.10.1942 13:57 LaGG-3 9./JG54 18 234: at 800m
43. 30.10.1942 8:55 LaGG-3 9./JG54 28 113: at 2.500m
44. 30.10.1942 9:37 LaGG-3 9./JG54 29 783: at 2.500m
45. 7.11.1942 8:48 P-40 9./JG54 38 742 at 4.500m
46. 7.11.1942 8:57 P-40 9./JG54 28 834 at 3.500m
47. 14.11.1942 11:35 LaGG-3 9./JG54 10 262 at 1.500m
48. 22.11.1942 11:45 Pe-2 9./JG54 90 441
49. 17.12.1942 10:50 MiG-3 9./JG54 46 214 at 3.000m
50. 25.12.1942 12:50 Il-2 9./JG54 07 724 at 150m
51. 29.12.1942 8:36 Yak-1 9./JG54 07 642 at 3.000m
52. 29.12.1942 8:40 La-5 9./JG54 07 591 at 3.000m
53. 29.12.1942 8:49 La-5 9./JG54 07 733 at 4.000m
54. 29.12.1942 11:16 Yak-1 9./JG54 07 594 at 2.500m
? 25.6.1943 9:03 B-17 9./JG54 SW Dörpen: 7.500m
? 18.7.1943 7:15 P-51 9./JG54 off Katwijk
58. 25.7.1943 15:19 9./JG54 NW Ijmuiden
59. 27.7.1943 20:13 Ventura 9./JG54 Haarlem
60. 12.8.1943 8:52 B-17 9./JG54 Kerken-Kempen
61. 29.11.1943 14:58 B-17 HSS 7./JG54 Cloppenburg area: 8.900m
62. 20.2.1944 12:57 B-17 7./JG54 ID: 7.000m 
63. 20.2.1944 13:06 B-17 7./JG54 JE: 7.000m
64. 6.3.1944 11:58 B-17 7./JG54 Söge-Cloppenburg
65. 6.3.1944 - B-17 7./JG54 -
66. 6.3.1944 14:49 B-17 7./JG54 Rheinsehlen: 500m
67. 18.3.1944 15:20 B-17 8./JG54 Lahr-Biberach
68. 19.5.1944 13:10 B-24 Stab III./JG 54 HB 4
69. 27.5.1944 12:19 B-17 Stab III./JG 54 Ballons de Voges

Victories : 69
Awards : Ehrenpokal (26 October 1942)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (17 November 1942)
Ritterkreuz (22 January 1943)
Units : JG54

Asisbiz Database of 66 out of 69 aerial victories for Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
10-Nov-40 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54   12.20 25km NE De Kooi
22-Jun-41 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 I-153   14.21 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
30-Jun-41 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 SB-3   12.32 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
06-Jul-41 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 SB-3   18.50 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
14-Jul-41 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 SB-2   16.20 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
11-Sep-41 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 I-18   09.55 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
30-Sep-41 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54   16.30 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
05-Nov-41 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 I-26   13.05 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
01-Dec-41 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 I-18   09.27 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
09-Feb-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54   15.57 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
09-Feb-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 I-26   16.12 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
04-Apr-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 Pe-2   15.14 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
06-Apr-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   08.03 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
25-Apr-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 MiG-3   11.40 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
25-Apr-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 MiG-3   11.32 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
28-May-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 I-16 Rata   09.04 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
28-May-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 I-16 Rata 1200m 09.04 10 131
30-Jul-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 MiG-3 600m 19.45 18 224
02-Aug-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 MiG-3 2200m 16.52 00 234
02-Aug-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 MiG-3 1500m 19.12 00 164
13-Aug-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 17.55 18 264
13-Aug-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2500m 17.53 18 261
28-Aug-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 MiG-3 1000m 11.23 10 181
29-Aug-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 MiG-3 2000m 10.33 10 164
29-Aug-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 MiG-3 2500m 10.28 10 164
31-Aug-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 MiG-3 2000m 17.20 10 164
31-Aug-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 MiG-3 2500m 17.16 10191
01-Sep-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 10.55 10 254
02-Sep-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 MiG-3 800m 18.39 10 113
02-Sep-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 10.12 00 212
03-Sep-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 11.07 10 254
03-Sep-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 11.02 10 154
09-Sep-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 MiG-3 2000m 17.20 00 264
09-Sep-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1000m 11.12 10 242
15-Sep-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1800m 06.04 10 241
20-Sep-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 LaGG-3 2200m 17.28 10 254
21-Sep-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1800m 11.07 10 161
28-Sep-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 LaGG-3 800m 14.46 01 881
28-Sep-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 2000m 15.21 00 264
29-Sep-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 06.46 00 251
26-Oct-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 1200m 08.45 28 263
26-Oct-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 LaGG-3 800m 13.57 18 234
30-Oct-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 08.55 28 113
30-Oct-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 09.37 29 783
07-Nov-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 4500m 08.48 38 742
07-Nov-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 3500m 08.57 28 834
14-Nov-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 11.35 10 262
22-Nov-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 Pe-2   11.45 90 441
17-Dec-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 MiG-3 3000m 10.50 46 214
25-Dec-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 150m 12.50 07 724
29-Dec-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 La-5 4000m 08.49 07 733
29-Dec-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 La-5 3000m 08.40 07 591
29-Dec-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 Yak-1 3000m 08.36 07 642
29-Dec-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 Yak-1 2500m 11.16 07 594
25-Jun-43 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 B-17 Fortress 7500m 09.03 SW Dorpen
18-Jul-43 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 P-51 Mustang 30m 07.15 05 Ost S/HJ 2 (off Katwijk)
25-Jul-43 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 3500m 15.19 05 Ost S/FJ-9 (NW Ijmuiden)
27-Jul-43 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart Stab III./JG54 Ventura 4000m 20.13 GK (Haarlem)
12-Aug-43 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 B-17 Fortress 9500m 08.52 LN 3-6 (Kerken-Kempen)
29-Nov-43 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 7./JG54 B-17 Fortress Hss 8900m 14.58 Raum Cloppenburg
20-Feb-44 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 7./JG54 B-17 Fortress 7000m 13.06 Channel Front
20-Feb-44 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 7./JG54 B-17 Fortress 7000m 12.57 ID Channel Front
06-Mar-44 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 7./JG54 B-17 Fortress 500m 14.49 Rheinsehlen
06-Mar-44 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 7./JG54 B-17 Fortress 7000m 11.58 05 Ost S/EQ (Soge-Cloppenburg)
19-May-44 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart Stab III./JG54 B-24 Liberator   13.10 HB 4
27-May-44 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart Stab III./JG54 B-17 Fortress 6500m 12.19 DO 6/DP 4 (Ballons de Voges)



Dietrich Hrabak

Units: Stfkpt1./JG-76 (9/39), Kdr III./JG-52, Kdr II./JG-54 (8/30/40 Hermalinghen), Kdr JG-54

Awards: RK(10/21/40)-EL(11/25/43), DK-G(7/10/44), EP(9/28/40), EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pend

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-4 'Black <<' (lost), Bf 109F-2 '<<+-' in II/JG-54, Bf 109G-6 '<< -+-' in JG-52

Remarks: With Trautloft, Steinhoff, Nordmann, etc, one of the old fighter Kdr's. since 1938. Channel pilot. Barbarossa pilot. Hrabak was shot down in his 109E-4 on 28 September, 1940 by Spitfires near the Marck airfield. 820 combat missions. 109 victories in the East. His 1st victory, a Potez 63 at Authe, south of Sedan, 13 May, 1940, while in 1/JG-76. His 2nd, a Hawk W of Rethel on 18 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Morane 405 W of Laon on 19 May, 1940. His 5th, a Hawk-75 W of Epernay on 3 June, 1940. His 15th, a Hurricane at Tonbridge on 12 October, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 and two Il-2's on 22 August, 1942. Another of many multiple victories, a Yak-1 and an Il-2 on 2 September, 1942. His 80th victory, a P-39 on 21 April, 1943. Two LaGG's and two Il-2's on 16 July, 1943. Four Il-2's (all m.H.) on 1 August, 1943. Another of many Soviet multiples, a LaGG and two Il-2's on 21 August, 1943. Deceased 15 September, 1995. Photo

Asisbiz Database of 91 aerial victories for Dietrich Hrabak

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
13-May-40 Dietrich Hrabak 1./JG76 Potez 63   11.05 Western Front Authe S Sedan
18-May-40 Dietrich Hrabak 1./JG76 Hawk-75A   16.25 Western Front West of Rethel
19-May-40 Dietrich Hrabak 1./JG76 Morane 405   18.30 Western Front West of Laon
25-May-40 Dietrich Hrabak 1./JG76   16.45 Western Front Gravelines
03-Jun-40 Dietrich Hrabak 1./JG76 Hawk-75A   15.20 Western Front West of epernay
06-Jun-40 Dietrich Hrabak 1./JG76 Hawk-75A   21.00 Western Front NW Amiens
11-Aug-40 Dietrich Hrabak 4./JG54 6000m 11.00 Battle of Britain 20km Dover
26-Aug-40 Dietrich Hrabak Stab II./JG54 4500m 13.25 Battle of Britain Canterbury
14-Sep-40 Dietrich Hrabak Stab II./JG54   17.00 Battle of Britain SE London
18-Sep-40 Dietrich Hrabak Stab II./JG54   11.35 Battle of Britain Ashford
27-Sep-40 Dietrich Hrabak Stab II./JG54   13.00 Battle of Britain South of London
27-Sep-40 Dietrich Hrabak Stab II./JG54   16.20 Battle of Britain Hastings
05-Oct-40 Dietrich Hrabak Stab II./JG54   12.25 Battle of Britain Rochester
08-Oct-40 Dietrich Hrabak Stab II./JG54   11.45 Battle of Britain North of Fokestone
12-Oct-40 Dietrich Hrabak Stab II./JG54   11.05 Battle of Britain Tonbridge
20-Oct-40 Dietrich Hrabak Stab II./JG54   11.00 Battle of Britain Ashford
27-Feb-42 Dietrich Hrabak Stab II./JG54 I-18 3000m 08.20 Ostfront (Eastern Front) Schdaminchug
13-Mar-42 Dietrich Hrabak Stab II./JG54 I-18 3200m 16.47 Ostfront (Eastern Front) West of Brobowicz
14-Mar-42 Dietrich Hrabak Stab II./JG54 5m 11.20 Ostfront (Eastern Front) N Cholm
16-Mar-42 Dietrich Hrabak Stab II./JG54 Pe-2 2000m 11.42 Ostfront (Eastern Front) S Ljuban (Lyuban)
31-Mar-42 Dietrich Hrabak Stab II./JG54 I-18 800m 14.58 Ostfront (Eastern Front) N Parfino
17-Jul-42 Dietrich Hrabak Stab II./JG54 Yak-1 1700m 19.02 Ostfront (Eastern Front) Pola
19-Jul-42 Dietrich Hrabak Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 4000m 17.40 Ostfront (Eastern Front) Beglovo
22-Aug-42 Dietrich Hrabak Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 5m 11.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 55 882
22-Aug-42 Dietrich Hrabak Stab II./JG54 10m 15.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 54 291
22-Aug-42 Dietrich Hrabak Stab II./JG54 100m 17.58 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 54 282
23-Aug-42 Dietrich Hrabak Stab II./JG54 P-2 10m 06.55 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 64 183
23-Aug-42 Dietrich Hrabak Stab II./JG54 U-2 5m 11.05 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 55 881
01-Sep-42 Dietrich Hrabak Stab II./JG54 Yak-1 3500m 09.04 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 164
02-Sep-42 Dietrich Hrabak Stab II./JG54 Yak-1 3000m 06.55 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 221
02-Sep-42 Dietrich Hrabak Stab II./JG54 800m 10.16 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 182
12-Sep-42 Dietrich Hrabak Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 2200m 11.05 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 291
13-Dec-42 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 Pe-2 100m 07.30 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 9463
10-Mar-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 LaGG-3 4000m 10.25 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 85 143
10-Mar-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 Low Level 15.05 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 85 184
12-Mar-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 Il-5 600m 08.35 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 76 554
13-Mar-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 I-16 Rata 1800m 13.10 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 86 351
18-Mar-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 LaGG-3 500m 15.45 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 86 541
18-Mar-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 LaGG-3 500m 15.47 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 86 541
19-Mar-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 LaGG-3 800m 09.25 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 85 574
20-Mar-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 08.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 86 641
20-Mar-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 13.55 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 86 641
16-Apr-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 LaGG-3   08.35 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 85 Location poor Film
16-Apr-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 LaGG-3 400m 11.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 85 111
20-Apr-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 Il-5   16.14 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 75 463 Bodennahe
21-Apr-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 P-39 Aircobra illegible 11.10 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 75 Map Grid
28-Apr-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 LaGG 2700m 09.05 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 85 152
08-May-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 16.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front) N Krymskaya
05-Jul-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 LaGG 2500m 07.32 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 61 156
05-Jul-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 LaGG 3500m 11.32 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 61 331
05-Jul-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 800m 18.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 61 652
06-Jul-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 100m 16.20 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 61 243
06-Jul-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 A-20 Boston III 1400m 18.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 61 152
06-Jul-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 1200m 18.05 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 63 132
08-Jul-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 50m 08.13 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 61 633
08-Jul-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 300m 08.10 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 61 622
16-Jul-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 LaGG 4000m 17.40 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 61 251
16-Jul-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 500m 11.33 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 61 223
16-Jul-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 LaGG 3000m 06.45 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 61 251
16-Jul-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 300m 11.15 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 61 254
01-Aug-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 11.10 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 88 282
01-Aug-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 11.12 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 88 282
01-Aug-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 18.45 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 88 261
01-Aug-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 700m 18.47 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 88 261
02-Aug-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 LaGG 1200m 17.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 98 142
02-Aug-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 17.04 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 98 112
08-Aug-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 LaGG 3600m 10.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 61 538
20-Aug-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 700m 17.40 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 88 254
20-Aug-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 800m 17.46 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 88 262
21-Aug-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 LaGG 2500m 08.05 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 88 292
21-Aug-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 700m 17.10 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 88 238
21-Aug-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 700m 17.20 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 88 228
20-Sep-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 08.30 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 58 131
24-Sep-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 LaGGG 2500m 15.45 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 58 423
25-Sep-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 16.35 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 58 473
26-Sep-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 10.40 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 58 571
27-Sep-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 LaGG-5 3000m 16.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 59 753
27-Sep-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 16.30 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 58 672
05-Oct-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5500m 15.20 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 58 813
08-Oct-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 LaGG 1500m 08.40 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 66 662
08-Oct-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 LaGG 2000m 15.10 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 66 651
23-Oct-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 Yak-7 50m 09.15 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 58 551
25-Oct-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 LaGG 4800m 14.25 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 57 154
25-Oct-43 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 LaGG 5000m 14.30 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 57 324
21-Mar-44 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2500m 15.20 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 18 631
03-May-44 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 Yak-7 2500m 15.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 68 833
31-May-44 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 18.55 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 78 643
02-Jun-44 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 400m 11.32 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 78 171
08-Jun-44 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 LaGG-5 3000m 15.52 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 78 531
08-Jun-44 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 19.20 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 78 674
30-Oct-44 Dietrich Hrabak Stab /JG54 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 10.05 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 17 624



Otto Kath

Units: I./JG-20, 3./JG-2 (9/39), Stab III./JG-51 (7/40), JG-54 (3/42 S.U.), JG-54 Adj.

Awards: EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-3 'White <+' in JG-20, Bf 109E-4 WNr 4115 (lost), Bf 109F-4 WNr 7243 (20%), Fi 156 WNr 5421 (lost)

Remarks: His 1st victory, a Defiant S of Folkestone on 19 July, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire S of Dover on 8 August, 1940. Wounded 24 September, 1943, east of Witebsk, Soviet Union, while flying Werk# 5421. On 6 April, 1941, Kath was shot down with wounds in Werk# 4115 'Black <' near Ptuj. His first known Soviet victory, an I-18 on 6 July, 1941. On 28 March, 1942, his Werk# 7243 sustained 20% damage near the Staraja-Russa S.U. airfield. Not known if he was injured at this time. He often flew wingman for his Kdr, Hannes Trautloft. Flugbuch (8/36 to 9/43).

Asisbiz database list of 4 aerial victories for Otto Kath

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
19-Jul-40 Otto Kath Stab III./JG51 Defiant   13.43 South of Folkestone
08-Aug-40 Otto Kath Stab III./JG51   12.50 South of Dover
06-Jul-41 Otto Kath Stab /JG54 I-18   19.10  
20-Dec-44 Otto Kath 2./SG10 Po-2 50m 10.10 87/8/6



HANNES TRAUTLOFT, KOMMODORE OF JG54

'We all feel that a powerful drama is unfolding. . .'

Hannes Trautloft, JG54

I arrive at the airfield at 02:30 while stars still shine in the dark skies. As a result of the cool night, dew covers the clover underfoot and my fur-lined flying boots are damp. The airfield is alive with activity.

In the parking. places, 45 engines are being warmed-up and create a monotonous roar as the chief mechanics rev them up. Bright, blue-yellow flames shoot from the exhaust stubs and the air is filled with a rare scent from the mixture of soil, flowers, grass, petrol and oi1.As the eastern skies are tinged with colour, there is the first chirping of birds and the shadows and darkness quickly disappear. Everyone on the airfield is aware that this is the dawn of a fateful day.

Shivering, we climb into our aircraft. The metal seat is cold and the harness is damp. The chief mechanic straps me in and wishes me luck as I close the canopy. The engine starts with a thunder. As always before a combat mission, my throat is dry and perhaps my heart is beating faster than normally. At 02.50 hrs we take off. The order is for all Geschwader of the I. Fliegerk01ps to cross the border at 03.00 and as we fly over it, the front comes alive.At 03.05, heavy artillery is brought into action and everywhere, all along the front, we see the muzzle flashes of the guns. It is a rousing scene, and at this moment the Eastern Front is born. From our vantage point we can see to the north across the Memel River, while to the south the Romintener Heath is visible. We all feel that a powerful drama is unfolding, that a door is being opened on a new phase of history, but one which will possibly be fateful for us all.

We fly in the direction of Kowno. The pilots fly nervously. I recognize this from the first operations of previous campaigns. It is due to anxiety, as so much is unknown: What will the Russians do? Will our surprise attack succeed? Will the Russian fighters engage in combat? Are their aircraft superior to ours? Before and below us on the dark ground is the city and airfield of Kowno, which can be identified only through its outline and contours.At this moment the sun rises above the eastern horizon, suddenly bringing glittering rays of light on our aircraft as we fly through the crystal-clear air of the dawn of a new day.

Our bombers attack the airfield at Kowno, the bombs landing in the middle of the parked aircraft. Suddenly, there are two fighters in front of us, but they disappear as quickly as they had appeared. There is no combat with them. We fly back. Numerous fires blaze along the entire front and thick black columns of smoke rise high in the sky.

The Russians wtre not prepared in any way for the first, surprise attack and most of their bases are attacked without any resistance. Soon, however, this situation changes and our bases at Gerlinden and Lindental report that they have spotted enemy bombers flying overhead. The alert squadrons take off to prevent the penetration of East Prussian airspace and, of the 26 SB 2 bombers which enter the area, 17 are shot down. Everywhere we see parachutes and burning, crashing aircraft. The other enemy aircraft flee in a wild panic but are followed all the way to Schaulen. We fly operations throughout the day, each pilot flying five to seven sorties. Our spines and backs ache. Escort for bombers, fighter sweeps, and low-level attacks are alternated. This afternoon we gained air superiority over our area. No Russian fighter dares to appear.

During a fighter sweep late that afternoon, we carry out a surprise attack on an enemy bomber formation which consists of 50-60 SB 2s. Unfortunately, because we are short of fuel we can only make two attacks. The first one is unsuccessful, but during the second, the right engine of the bomber in front of us is burning. The aircraft jettisons its bomb load but then explodes in the air. As we turn away, we encounter strong return fire from the tailgunners in the other bombers. The enemy formation flies south, but our fuel shortage compels us to return to base. We radio for reinforcements which intercept this formation and shoot down another 11 aircraft. One of our Me 109s has been hit and is unable to lower its landing gear. The pilot makes a careful and successful crash-landing. One hour later we take off for our next mission. One pilot loses his bearings during air combat but reports from Litzmannstadt in the late afternoon.

Toward dusk we fly one last mission in the direction of Schaulen but there is no contact with the enemy. We fly low over our ground troops who are half way to Kowno and Schaulen. Dense clouds of dust reveal the direction of the advance of each column, just as in Poland. There are fires everywhere; entire villages are in flames. Tauroggen is burning and produces a large column of black smoke which can be seen from far away. After the final mission, the successes of the day are reported to the Fliegerkorps. The Geschwader destroyed 45 aircraft in the air and 35 on the ground.
The strain of the day's fighting is very noticeable. We are all dog-tired and need rest, but this is a bad time for fighter pilots to sleep and we are unable to relax until the middle of the night. After just two hours, however, we have to prepare for the next day's operations.

Pilots JG54 Hannes Trautloft '...there was no throttle!'

HANNES TRAUTLOFT, KOMMODORE OF JG54

During the Balkans campaign, the 'Green Hearts' Geschwader, then stationed at Belgrade-Semlin, was withdrawn from combat operations. Before our aircraft were passed on to another unit, the ground personnel did their best to bring them up to first-class condition and parked them around the edge of the airfield. Until they took delivery of new aircraft, the 'Green Hearts' therefore led a peaceful existence and each person used his free time in his own way. For the pilots, this involved some high-performance Yugoslav gliders which they had found in a hangar and had made ready to f1y.Thus, every Friday, while the war raged elsewhere, such famous glider pilots as Wolfgang Spate, Franz Eckerle, and 'Hubs' Miltherich performed their masterly aerobatics displays over the Semlin air base.These so impressed me that I decided I wanted to take part so, one Friday, 'Hubs' Miltherich gave me the necessary instruction, a Go-145 tow-plane was coupled up to the glider, and off I went.

At first everything proceeded smoothly. Then, at a height of 1, 000 metres, as I banked the glider into a turn, I saw below me a Do-17 which had carried out an emergency landing in one of the tributaries of. the River Danube which ran close to the airfield. Fascinated, and purely out of habit, I rolled the glider upside down to take a better look at the crash-landed Dornier. This cost me a considerable loss in height, but 1 was so engrossed that it was only as I automatically reached for the throttle that I realised that I, the experienced fighter pilot, was not seated in my Bf-109 and that there was no throttle!

Struggling to return to the airfield in a shallow glide, I saw before me, as if forming a barrier, the proud lines of Bf109s which the ground personnel had so carefully serviced. The whole Geschwader was watching and a collision seemed inevitable, but I pushed the stick forward and hoped for the best. The nose dropped and the glider picked up a little speed, but I was still heading straight towards the parked Bf109s. I hauled back on the stick and the glider staggered to a height of three metres, rose over the parked aircraft - and stalled.

The glider fell like a stone. There was a loud crash as it broke apart, losing its canopy and wings. I sat in the wreckage surprised but uninjured until one of the workshop foremen arrived and, anxious to be helpful, set about freeing me from the smashed remains. However, he clearly had not recognised me as the Geschwader Kommodore, for as he pulled away the splintered wood and torn fabric, I heard him dryly remark, 'I should have known! Bloody Friday again!'

Hannes Trautloft was born on 3 March 1912 at Groß-Obringen near Weimar in Thüringen. On 1 April 1931 he joined the Deutsche Verkehrfliegerschule at Schleißheim and learned to fly. In 1932 he spent four months at the secret training base in Lipezk, Russia. He returned to Germany to serve in the army until 1934 when he was transferred to Jagdfliegerschule Schleißheim as a Leutnant.

Trautloft was one of six pilots that sailed aboard the Ursaramo arriving at Cadiz, Spain on 7 August 1936 to support Franco's Nationalists in the Spanish Civil War. Initially flying He 51 biplane fighters Trautloft and Kraft Eberhardt (seven victories, killed in action 13 November 1936) recorded the first German victories in Spain by each claiming a Breguet XIX shot down on 25 August 1936. On 30 August, Trautloft claimed a Potez 540 for his second victory but became the first German pilot shot down over Spain. He baled out and landed near Nationalist forces and returned unharmed. In December 1936, four prototype Bf-109s were delivered to counter the Russian SB twin-engine bombers and the I-15 and I-16 fighters supporting the Spanish Republican forces. Trautloft went on to record three more confirmed victories flying the Bf-109 for a total of five victories in Spain. Perhaps more importantly, Trautloft was responsible for developing tactics for the deployment of the Bf109 in service. He was awarded the Spanienkreuz in Gold mit Schwertern for his service in Spain. On his return to Germany, Trautloft served with different units, including winning the international roundthe-alps air race in Switzerland as part of the 'Dreier-Patrouille' flying Bf-109s, before being appointed Staffelkapitän of 12./JG132 on 1 July 1938. 12./JG132 was redesignated 2./JG331 on 1 November 1938. At the outbreak of World War 2, Trautloft was serving with 2./JG77.

He participated in the Polish campaign. He gained his first victory in the new conflict when he shot down a Polish PZL P.23 attack aircraft near Warta. Trautloft was promoted to the rank of Hauptmann and became Gruppenkommandeur of I./JG20 on 19 September 1939. He gained two victories with the unit during the French campaign. I./JG20 was to be redesignated III./JG51 on 4 July 1940. The Battle of Britain saw Trautloft record two further victories to raise his victory total to five in World War 2 and 10 overall. On 25 August 1940, Trautloft was appointed Kommodore of the newly formed JG54, a post he would hold until July 5, 1943. He led the Jagdgeschwader during the remainder of the Battle of Britain. Trautloft flew 120 missions over the Channel before JG54 was relocated to Germany for rest and refit. He recorded three further victories over England to raise his overall victory total to 13.

Trautloft and JG54 participated in the Balkans campaign and Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of Russia. Major Trautloft was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 27 July 1941 for achieving 20 victories and outstanding leadership. By the end of 1941 he had recorded 26 victories. He recorded 19 victories in 1942, including his 30th victory on 16 March, his 40th on 9 May and his 50th on 15 February 1943. On 6 July 1943, Trautloft was appointed Inspizient Ost with the General der Jagflieger's office. He was appointed Inspekteur der Tagjäger on 27 November. Trautloft's involvement in the so-called 'Mutiny of the Fighter Pilots' in 1945 led to his removal and subsequent posting to 4 Flieger-SchulDivision based at Strassburg. He ended the war with this unit based at Döberitz-Elsgrund. Post-war, Trautloft joined the Bundesluftwaffe on 1 October 1957 with the rank of Brigadegeneral. During the 1960's,Trautloft served as the Inspector General of the Bundesluftwaffe. He retired on 30 June 1970 with the rank of Generalleutnant. Trautloft was active in many veterans' organizations until his death on 11 January 1995 at Bad Wiessee near München.

Hannes Trautloft was credited with 58 victories in 560 missions. He recorded 45 victories over the Eastern front. Included in his total are five victories recorded during the Spanish Civil War.

List of 58 aerial victories for Hannes Trautloft

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location
1 25.8.1936 - Breguet XIX J/88 Spain
2 30.8.1936 - Potez 54 J/88 Spain
3 1.9.1936 - Nieuport 52 V. J/88 Spain
4 30.9.1936 - Potez 54 V. J/88 Spain
5 8.12.1936 - I-16 V. J/88 Spain
6 5.9.1939 8:20 PZL P.23 2./JG77 Warta 15km NW Sieradz
7 29.5.1940 18:40 Stab I./JG20 SE Dünkirchen
8 31.5.1940 18:06 Stab I./JG20 N Dünkirchen
9 19.7.1940 13:42 Defiant Stab III./JG51 S Folkestone
10 8.8.1940 12:48 Stab III./JG51 Dungennes
11 25.8.1940 20:20 Stab/JG54 Ärmelkanal
12 7.9.1940 19:00 Stab/JG54 Maidstone
13 27.10.1940 15:05 Stab/JG54 Ashford
14 22.6.1941 16:48 DB-3 Stab/JG54 NW Mariampol
15 23.6.1941 10:15 SB-3 Stab/JG54 Kussen
16 24.6.1941 19:30 DB-3 Stab/JG54 N Tauroggen
17 25.6.1941 9:30 DB-3 Stab/JG54 S Schaulen
18 30.6.1941 15:10 DB-3 Stab/JG54 N Dünaburg
19 30.6.1941 15:50 DB-3 Stab/JG54 N Dünaburg
20 6.7.1941 19:10 SB-2 Stab/JG54 S Ostrow
21 13.7.1941 17:34 I-18 Stab/JG54 Soltzy
22 14.7.1941 18:12 I-18 Stab/JG54 SE Kingisepp
23 21.7.1941 21:00 SB-2 Stab/JG54 Waluj
24 24.7.1941 19:52 SB-3 Stab/JG54 E Porchow
- 24.7.1941 - SB-3 Stab/JG54 not confirmed
25 24.7.1941 20:00 SB-3 Stab/JG54 E Dno
- 17.9.1941 - I-18 Stab/JG54 not confirmed
26 4.10.1941 10:40 I-26 Stab/JG54 Leningrad / Ljuban
27 7.10.1941 15:10 I-16 Stab/JG54 Smolino
28 7.10.1941 15:15 I-18 Stab/JG54 Smolino
29 25.10.1941 9:38 Pe-2 Stab/JG54 Budogoschtsch
30 25.10.1941 14:26 SB-2 Stab/JG54 NE Oskuje
31 29.10.1941 11:07 I-26 Stab/JG54 Tichwin
- 8.11.1941 - I-26 Stab/JG54 not confirmed
32 6.3.1942 10:00 R-5 Stab/JG54 Tschudowo
33 9.3.1942 10:20 I-16 Stab/JG54 Ljuban
34 14.3.1942 9:14 I-26 Stab/JG54 Nowgorod
35 16.3.1942 14:58 I-26 Stab/JG54 Malaja Wischera
36 18.3.1942 10:42 I-18 Stab/JG54 Nowgorod
37 20.3.1942 16:10 I-18 Stab/JG54 Malaja Wischera
38 29.3.1942 15:38 I-18 Stab/JG54 Staraja Russa
39 1.4.1942 15:42 Il-2 Stab/JG54 Staraja Russa
40 1.4.1942 15:50 Il-2 Stab/JG54 Staraja Russa
41 4.4.1942 14:30 I-301 Stab/JG54 Metino
42 4.4.1942 14:33 I-301 Stab/JG54 E Tschudowo
43 5.4.1942 11:30 I-61 Stab/JG54 Fedosina
44 9.5.1942 15:50 Yak-1 Stab/JG54 Demyansk
45 9.5.1942 16:10 Pe-2 Stab/JG54 Demyansk
46 30.5.1942 9:24 MiG-3 Stab/JG54 -
47 5.8.1942 18:35 Pe-2 Stab/JG54 SE Shimsk
48 9.8.1942, 10:00 Pe-2 Stab/JG54 NE Reschew
49 22.8.1942 10:15 LaGG-3 Stab/JG54 N Uljanovo
50 28.8.1942 5:12 LaGG-3 Stab/JG54 N Rschev
51 17.1.1943 10:01 Il-2 Stab/JG54 N Mga: at 200m
52 14.2.1943 14:10 Il-2 Stab/JG54 10 523
53 14.2.1943 14:15 Il-2 Stab/JG54 10 562
54 14.2.1943 14:30 Il-2 m.H. Stab/JG54 10 524
55 15.2.1943 9:28 Mustang Stab/JG54 00 444
56 17.2.1943 15:02 Il-2 m.H. Stab/JG54 10 522
57 18.2.1943 9:50 Il-2 Stab/JG54 10 382
58 7.3.1943 14:10 Il-2 Stab/JG54 18 324

Victories :58
Awards :Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (27 July 1942)
Ritterkreuz (27 July 1941)
Units :J/88, JG77, JG51, JG54
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Asisbiz Database of 58 aerial victories for Hannes Trautloft

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
05-Sep-39 Hannes Trautloft Stab I./JG77 PZL P-23   08.20 Warta 15km NW Sieradz
29-May-40 Hannes Trautloft Stab I./JG20   18.40 SE Dunkirk
31-May-40 Hannes Trautloft Stab I./JG20   18.06 N Dunkirk
19-Jul-40 Hannes Trautloft Stab III./JG51 Defiant   13.42 South of Folkestone
08-Aug-40 Hannes Trautloft Stab III./JG51   12.48 Dungeness
25-Aug-40 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54   20.20 armelkanal
07-Sep-40 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54   19.00 Maidstone
27-Oct-40 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54   15.05 Ashford
30-Jun-41 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 DB-3   15.10  
30-Jun-41 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 DB-3   15.50  
06-Jul-41 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 SB-2   19.10  
13-Jul-41 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 I-18   17.34  
24-Jul-41 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 SB-3   19.52  
04-Oct-41 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 I-26   10.40  
07-Oct-41 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 I-18   15.15  
07-Oct-41 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 I-16 Rata   15.10  
25-Oct-41 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 Pe-2   09.38  
25-Oct-41 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 SB-2   14.26  
29-Oct-41 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54   11.07  
09-May-42 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 Yak-1   15.50  
09-May-42 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 Pe-2   16.10  
05-Aug-42 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 Pe-2 6500m 18.35 SE Shimsk (Novgorod)
09-Aug-42 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 Pe-2 1000m 10.00 NO Reschew (Reshev)
22-Aug-42 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 LaGG-3   10.15 N Uljanovo
28-Aug-42 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 LaGG-3 800m 05.12 N Rschev
17-Jan-43 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 200m 10.01 North of Mga
14-Feb-43 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 300m 14.10 10 523
14-Feb-43 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 200m 14.15 10 562
14-Feb-43 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 14.30 10 524
15-Feb-43 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 P-51 Mustang 1000m 09.28 00 444
17-Feb-43 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 400m 15.02 10 522
18-Feb-43 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 400m 09.50 10 382
07-Mar-43 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 200m 14.10 18 324
30-May-43 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 MiG-3   09.24  



Peter Bremer

'We had to answer to the Kommodore if a bomber was lost...'

PETER BREMER, II./JG54

I was a pilot with II./JG54 and shortly before the invasion of Russia, my Gruppe, I./JG54, transferred from Jever to East Prussia. We wondered why the Gruppe should be moved and on the evening of 21 June 1941, the Gruppe was assembled before the Geschwaderkommodore, Major Hannes Trautloft. He gave us the news that on the following day we would be at war with Russia and, although I began to think about the wisdom of starting a war with such a large country, any such personal thoughts were irrelevant. We were soldiers 1 and had a duty to perform.

Between 03.00 and 04.00 hrs on 22 June, we took off to escort He Ills which were to bomb Russian airfields. The war with Russia had started. We flew many missions each day, every day, advancing rapidly and hoping for an early and successful conclusion to the war.

We flew many types of missions including freie Jagd fighter sweeps, our favorite type of mission, with two, three, four, or twelve aircraft, during which we had to guard against being surprised by the enemy. We also flew escort missions for formations of He-111's, Ju-88s or Stukas. The latter were committed in support of the infantry at all the hot spots on the front. Our job was to cover them from attacks from above, but they were very difficult to escort due to their slow speed and, once in the target area, they attracted a lot of extremely heavy flak.

The Russian fighters' tactics involved trying to separate our escorting fighters from their charges, some of their fighters attacking the escort while the rest went after the Stukas. JG54 became famous among the bomber units because we could be counted on to stay and provide proper protection, whereas on the Central Sector of the front, other units allowed themselves to be separated from the bombers, became engaged in air battles and thus failed in their escort duties. In JG54, however, we had to answer to the Kommodore if a bomber was lost due to an enemy fighter.

We also flew low-level attacks against trains or other ground targets. During one such mission, on 6 August 1941 our Staffelkapitan Oblt. Reinhardt Hein, went missing when his aircraft was hit by ground fire during a low-level attack in the Luga Bay area. He was taken prisoner but no trace of him has ever been found. Each day the Staffel changed its code name. My first kill was scored during the advance toward Leningrad while I was flying as 'Nelke 4' ('Carnation 4'). We were returning to our airfield in a flight of four when I saw a single enemy aircraft, a MiG. I reported it over the radio, 'Indian at nine o'clock! 'lndians' were enemy fighters, and everyone looked to the left. The arrangement was that the first pilot there would open fire. I was the first and I closed rapidly with the MiG. The enemy pilot was apparently asleep, for he took no evasive action. As my guns were harmonised by the armourers to converge at 150 metres, I opened fire at this distance, the MiG filling my Revi sight. The fire from the single cannon and two MGs of my Me-109F left nothing in the sky but a cloud of debris.

I also shot down some Martin bombers which were very slow, and on 7 July, myself and two other pilots from my Staffel were credited with three SB-3s shot down in three minutes. The Rata, of which I shot down several, was famous for being able to turn on its axis but it was very slow and we were much faster. If the enemy pilots were observant, they could turn tightly and get behind us if we attacked from behind, so we had to be careful that we were always above them. When we first met the Ratas, they would fly a defensive circle so that each covered the fighter in front of him. Two or three of our fighters would then fly above the circle and dive down into them, open fire, and because another in the circle would be behind them, quickly climb away. By then, the circle would begin to break up and the Russians would dive in order to try to escape. However, this was their downfall since they were slower and we could then attack them from behind. The Russians did not use this tactic for very long.

We named the Il-2 'Iron Gustavs' on account of their heavy armour and, although they were very slow, they were difficult machines to destroy. We used to fly up behind them and riddled them full of holes until we thought that they would no longer be able to fly, but they did. We could even use up our entire supply of ammunition and still not score a kill. On 11 October 1941 I saw one of these machines attacking our infantry near Lake Ladoga. I decided to attack it as it approached the Newa River because I did not want to fly over enemy territory and also because I wanted to attack from the side, so avoiding the rear which was very well protected. This proved successful and the Russian was destroyed. In total, I shot down seven or eight Il-2s during my flying career in Russia.

In Germany, all servicemen are soldiers, regardless of their arm of service. Thus, even navy personnel are considered soldiers first, rather than sailors.

Pilots JG54 Peter Bremer

'I heard the sound of a collision...'
In the Autumn of 1941 we advanced rapidly and hoped for an early and successful conclusion to the war. We were then about 35 km from Leningrad, the front lines had stabilized and we were stationed at a permanent air base. We had fewer engagements with the enemy as the Russians realized that they were technically inferior, but we heard about the huge number of kills being scored on the Central and Southern Sectors of the front. The Winter of 1941/42 was very severe for the Wehrmacht, but our permanent air base near Lake Ladoga had a concrete runway and this allowed the unit to remain operational. Our mission was to keep the skies clear of the enemy and we kept a lane on the runway clear of snow so that our Staffel could take off. We had already practiced dropping concrete bombs at lever, so from time to time we carried live 250 kg bombs under the fuselage, but to extend our time in the air the bomb rack was replaced with an auxiliary drop tank.

For one mission, we were to fly in a Rotte of two aircraft and carry out a fighter sweep between Lakes Ilmen and Ladoga. I was the leader and both aircraft carried drop tanks. It had snowed, but the runway had been cleared. Normally, the Me 109 had some difficulties during take-off and on this occasion, as I took off, my aircraft swerved and I knew that the results would not be good as I was heading for the snow bank on the side of the runway. I attempted to lift the aircraft clear and almost made it, but I heard the sound of a collision and realised that part of the aircraft had hit something. I quickly pressed the button to retract the landing gear but, although I was airborne, I realised the aircraft was not accelerating. I informed my wingman that I could not gain speed and asked him to look my aircraft over to determine the damage. He told me that the auxiliary fuel tank was perpendicular to the direction of flight. I couldn't go any faster than 300-350 km/h. The solution would be to jettison the tank, and this is what ground control told me to do as the Kommodore had observed the incident.

I slowly climbed to between 4,000 and 5,000 metres and came down in a dive in an attempt to jettison the tank but it refused to separate because the release mechanism had been damaged. Ground control ordered me to flyaway from the airfield and bale out, but I thought to myself that I could not destroy this beautiful aircraft. Instead, I thought I would try to land the machine on the tank and on its belly, not on the concrete runway, but to one side where the fields were covered in deep snow. The fire engine and the ambulance were standing by as I approached the base very slowly, at about 200 km/h. Once over the base, I cut the ignition and the engine stopped. I carefully lowered the aircraft until it made contact with the ground and it slid to a stop. The fuel tank had ruptured when the weight of the aircraft crushed it, but there was no fire. I climbed out of the cockpit and stood on the wing. The only damage was a bent propeller blade. Once the propeller was replaced, the aircraft was serviceable again.

In the Winter of 1942, we converted to the Fw-190 which we collected at Elbing, near Konigsberg. Because it existed only in a single-seat version, the only tuition we received was carried out on the ground. Afterwards, we could fly the aircraft for up to ten hours in order to familiarise ourselves with its flight characteristics. It had a very wide landing gear and was more pleasant to fly and easier to land and take off than the Me109.

Shortly before Christmas time, we planned to fly our Fw190s from Elbing to the Leningrad area. The weather was bad practically every day, and we had flown as far as Riga when the Staffelkapitan told us we could call our wives or girl friends. I went on leave and was married on 23 December. The next day the weather was clear and we took off to continue our journey.

Asisbiz Database of 38 aerial victories for Peter Bremer

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
07-Jul-41 Peter Bremer II./JG54 SB-3   19.07 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
18-Jul-41 Peter Bremer II./JG54 I-18   07.25 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
23-Aug-41 Peter Bremer II./JG54 I-18   13.22 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
30-Sep-41 Peter Bremer II./JG54 I-126   15.24 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
11-Oct-41 Peter Bremer II./JG54   15.38 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
01-Jan-42 Peter Bremer II./JG54 I-153   14.10 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
27-Feb-42 Peter Bremer II./JG54 I-26   14.48 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
31-Mar-42 Peter Bremer II./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 50m 09.58 Gabiki
20-Apr-42 Peter Bremer II./JG54 MiG-3   14.15 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
25-Aug-42 Peter Bremer II./JG54 300m 04.36 37 692
15-Sep-42 Peter Bremer II./JG54 I-153 20m 09.35 11 841
12-Jan-43 Peter Bremer II./JG54 300m 09.38 00 258
12-Jan-43 Peter Bremer II./JG54 100m 10.05 10 174
14-Jan-43 Peter Bremer II./JG54 100m 14.33 00 292
15-Jan-43 Peter Bremer II./JG54 100m 10.15 10 182
17-Jan-43 Peter Bremer II./JG54 100m 09.46 10 322
23-Feb-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 LaGG-3 600m 09.40 10 161
24-Feb-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 LaGG-5 4500m 13.40 10 151
03-Mar-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 I-16 Rata 20m 11.10 00 212
07-Mar-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 Yak-4 50m 13.30 19 681
17-Mar-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 14.10 18 251
23-Mar-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 LaGG-5 1000m 15.10 10 444
24-May-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 5m 19.52 19 732
12-Jun-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 11.55 19 733
15-Jun-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 16.30 90 423
05-Jul-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 La-5 100m 15.50 63 682
05-Jul-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 La-5 5200m 04.15 63 683
05-Jul-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 La-5 4000m 04.18 63 682
06-Jul-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 17.01 63 712
07-Jul-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 Yak-7 2000m 08.40 53 892
09-Jul-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 Yak-1 400m 05.02 63 554
10-Jul-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 800m 14.28 63 583
10-Jul-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 La-5 200m 14.35 63 644
11-Jul-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 La-5 1800m 18.36 63 538
12-Jul-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 La-5 1000m 17.25 64 297
12-Jul-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 La-5 2000m 17.33 64 287
18-May-44 Peter Bremer 6./JG301 B-17 Fortress 6000m 11.15 QN (NE Ploesti)
17-Dec-44 Peter Bremer 10./JG300 B-24 Liberator 6000m 12.05 Mähr. Ostrau



Herbert Broennle

Herbert Broennle was born on 25 December 1920 at München-Pasing. On 1 September 1940, Broennle was posted to II./JG54. He gained his first victory on 23 June 1941, over the Eastern front, when he shot down a Russian SB-2 twinengine bomber. Broennle claimed three Russian SB-3 twin-engine bombers shot down on 6 July to record his second through fourth victories. He claimed his 10th victory, another SB-2, shot down on 12 August. On 17 August, Broennle suffered engine failure in Bf 109F-2 (W.Nr. 5444) necessitating an emergency landing 20km behind enemy lines near Tschertskowad. He successfully evaded capture and returned to his own lines.

On 3 February 1942, he recorded his 20th victory, when he shot down a Russian I-16 fighter in the Volkhov area. His victim was the Russian ace Leitenant Ivan Chulkov (9 individual +2 shared victories) of 41 IAP, VVS. He shot down two Russian SB twin-engine bombers on 14 May to record his 29th and 30th victories but was wounded by return fire. His wounds kept him from combat until December. He recorded his 50th victory on 24 January 1943. Oberfeldwebel Broennle was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 14 March for 56 victories. Broennle was transferred for a spell of fighter pilot instructing with 3./Jagdgruppe Süd. On 19 May 1943, he returned to combat duty with 2./JG53 based in Sicily. On 2 July, he shot down a USAAF B-24 four-engine bomber for his 58th, and last, victory. On 4 July 1943, Broennle engaged in aerial combat with RAF Spitfires. His Bf-109 G-6 (W.Nr. 18430) 'Black 8' received hits in the engine over Catania.

He attempted to return to his base but the engine seized and he crashed vertically to his death to the north of Lago Lentini. It is thought he may have been shot down by New Zealand ace Squadron Leader Evan 'Rosie' Mackie (21.5 confirmed, 2 probable and 10.5 damaged victories) of 243 Sqn, RAF. Herbert Broennle was credited with 58 victories in 387 missions. Broennle recorded 57 victories over the Eastern front and at least one over the Western front.

List of aerial victories for Herbert Broennle

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location
1 23.6.1941 10:16 SB-2 2./JG 54 -
2 6.7.1941 8:35 SB-3 2./JG 54 -
3 6.7.1941 8:38 SB-3 2./JG 54 -
4 6.7.1941 18:45 SB-3 2./JG 54 -
5 10.7.1941 19:12 SB-3 2./JG 54 -
6 17.7.1941 18:20 I-18 2./JG 54 -
7 18.7.1941 18:31 I-16 2./JG 54 -
8 31.7.1941 16:48 I-18 2./JG 54 -
9 10.8.1941 17:20 SB-3 2./JG 54 -
10 12.8.1941 17:40 SB-2 2./JG 54 -
11 16.8.1941 15:15 I-153 2./JG 54 -
12 19.8.1941 14:35 DB-3 2./JG 54 -
13 24.8.1941 11:05 DB-3 2./JG 54 -
14 8.9.1941 16:25 I-153 2./JG 54 -
15 8.9.1941 16:26 R-5 2./JG 54 -
16 10.9.1941 18:00 I-18 2./JG 54 -
17 11.9.1941 15:18 I-18 2./JG 54 -
18 12.9.1941 6:00 I-153 2./JG 54 -
19 21.9.1941 16:59 I-18 2./JG 54 -
20 23.9.1941 10:53 I-18 2./JG 54 -
21 2.2.1942 15:50 I-16 2./JG 54 Volkhov area? / I-16 of 41 IAP, VVS flown by Starshii Leitenant Ivan Chulkov (9 +2 shared victories)
22 3.2.1942 12:40 I-18 2./JG 54 -
23 5.2.1942 8:50 I-18 2./JG 54 9km SE Malaya Vischera
24 5.2.1942 9:52 Pe-2 2./JG 54 -
25 27.2.1942 8:45 I-18 2./JG 54 -
26 16.3.1942 16:55 I-16 2./JG 54 -
27 20.3.1942 17:05 P-40 2./JG 54 -
28 28.3.1942 13:40 I-15 2./JG 54 -
29 12.4.1942 15:15 Yak-1 2./JG 54 -
30 18.4.1942 12:30 Yak-1 2./JG 54 -
31 14.5.1942 15:17 SB-2 2./JG 54 -
32 14.5.1942 15:18 SB-2 2./JG 54 -
33 22.10.1942 13:56 I-15 2./JG 54 -
34 23.10.1942 12:05 Pe-2 2./JG 54 6km N Tscherwino
35 11.11.1942 8:29 P-40 2./JG 54 00 211
36 7.1.1943 14:04 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 10 231
37 12.1.1943 11:15 Il-2 2./JG 54 10 151
38 12.1.1943 11:18 Il-2 2./JG 54 00 162
39 12.1.1943 11:32 Il-2 2./JG 54 00 264
40 13.1.1943 9:15 Il-2 2./JG 54 10 154
41 13.1.1943 13:20 Il-2 2./JG 54 00 443
42 14.1.1943 11:10 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 10 161
43 14.1.1943 11:20 2./JG 54 10 184
44 15.1.1943 9:00 LaGG-5 2./JG 54 10 161
45 15.1.1943 14:15 P-40 2./JG 54 00 291
46 15.1.1943 14:25 LaGG-5 2./JG 54 10 142
47 22.1.1943 12:55 Il-2 2./JG 54 10 174
48 22.1.1943 13:00 Il-2 2./JG 54 10 153
49 23.1.1943 11:00 Yak-1 2./JG 54 10 142
50 24.1.1943 11:45 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 00 234
51 27.1.1943 14:15 Il-2 2./JG 54 00 291
52 5.3.1943 14:57 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 28 312
53 5.3.1943 14:58 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 28 323
54 15.3.1943 8:45 Il-2 2./JG 54 10 184
55 17.3.1943 16:15 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 18 333
56 17.3.1943 16:17 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 18 334
57 21.3.1943 11:50 P-39 2./JG 54 00 273
? 19.5.1943 13:52 P-38 II./JG 53 60km SW Maréttimo
? 26.5.1943 12:30 B-17 I./JG 53 20km SW Insel Gozo
58 2.7.1943 - B-24 2./JG 53 -


Victories : 58
Awards : Ehrenpokal (7 October 1941)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (15 June 1942)
Ritterkreuz (14 March 1943)
Units : JG54, JG53
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Asisbiz Database of 59 aerial victories for Herbert Broennle

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
23-Jun-41 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 SB-2   10.16 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
06-Jul-41 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 SB-3   08.35 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
06-Jul-41 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 SB-3   08.38 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
06-Jul-41 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 SB-3   18.45 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
10-Jul-41 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 SB-3   19.12 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
17-Jul-41 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 I-18   18.20 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
18-Jul-41 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 I-16 Rata   18.31 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
31-Jul-41 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 I-18   16.48 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
10-Aug-41 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 SB-3   17.20 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
12-Aug-41 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 SB-2   17.40 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
16-Aug-41 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 I-153   15.15 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
19-Aug-41 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 DB-3   14.35 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
24-Aug-41 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 DB-3   11.05 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
10-Sep-41 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 I-18   18.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
11-Sep-41 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 I-18   15.18 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
12-Sep-41 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 I-153   06.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
21-Sep-41 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 I-18   16.59 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
23-Sep-41 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 I-18   10.53 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
02-Feb-42 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 I-16 Rata   15.50 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
03-Feb-42 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 I-18   12.40 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
05-Feb-42 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 I-18 800m 08.50 9km SE Malaya Vischera
05-Feb-42 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 Pe-2   09.52 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
27-Feb-42 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 I-18   08.45 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
16-Mar-42 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 I-16   16.55 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
20-Mar-42 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   17.05 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
28-Mar-42 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 I-15 Rata   13.40 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
12-Apr-42 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 Yak-1   15.15 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
18-Apr-42 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 Yak-1   12.30 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
14-May-42 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 SB-2   15.17 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
14-May-42 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 SB-2   15.18 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
22-Oct-42 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 I-15 Rata 400m 13.56 1161
23-Oct-42 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 Pe-2 4000m 12.05 6km N Tscherwino
11-Nov-42 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1000m 08.29 00 211
07-Jan-43 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 14.04 10 231
12-Jan-43 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 200m 11.15 10 151
12-Jan-43 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 200m 11.18 00 162
12-Jan-43 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 500m 11.32 00 264
13-Jan-43 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 200m 09.15 10 154
13-Jan-43 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 100m 13.20 00 443
14-Jan-43 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 2000m 11.20 10 184
14-Jan-43 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 11.10 10 161
15-Jan-43 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 LaGG-5 2500m 14.25 10 142
15-Jan-43 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 4000m 14.15 00 291
15-Jan-43 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 LaGG-5 1500m 09.00 10 161
22-Jan-43 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 600m 12.55 10 174
22-Jan-43 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 500m 13.00 10 153
23-Jan-43 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 Yak-1 4000m 11.00 10 142
24-Jan-43 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 11.45 00 234
27-Jan-43 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 800m 14.15 00 291
05-Mar-43 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 LaGG-3 1800m 14.57 28 312
05-Mar-43 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 LaGG-3 1800m 14.58 28 323
15-Mar-43 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 500m 08.45 10 184
17-Mar-43 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 16.15 18 333
17-Mar-43 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 16.17 18 334
21-Mar-43 Herbert Broennle II./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 11.50 00 273
19-May-43 Herbert Broennle Stab II./JG53 P-38 Lightning Low Level 13.52 60km SW Marettimo
26-May-43 Herbert Broennle Stab I./JG53 B-17F 5000m 12.30 20km SW Insel Gozo
02-Jul-43 Herbert Broennle 2./JG53 B-24 Liberator     Sudfront (MTO & North Africa)
04-Jul-43 Herbert Broennle 2./JG53 Dogfight (Spitfire)   KiA Dogfight Spitfire N Lentini



Reinhard Hein

Units:Legion Condor, II./JG-54, Stfkpt 2./JG-54

Awards:Spanish Cross, EK 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109F 'Red 1', Bf 109F-2 WNr 8906 'PK+HK' 'Black 1' (lost)

Remarks:POW. Shot down over Butchluga, 1 km from Str. Kinsis-Narwa, 14 Aug 1941 by Russian Flak in Wk# 8906 and survived the lengthy imprisonment. Released in 1949. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 24 June, 1941. A 2nd, an I-18 on 31 July, 1941. On 6 August 1941 he was shot down in 'Red 1' and slightly injured by Lt Andrey Chirkov flying a Yak-1 of the 158th Fighter Aviation Regt.

Asisbiz database list of 2 aerial victories for Reinhard Hein

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
24-Jun-41 Reinhard Hein II./JG54 SB-2   05.50 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
31-Jul-41 Reinhard Hein II./JG54 I-18   16.46 Ostfront (Eastern Front)



Oberleutnant Otto 'Bruno' Kittel

Otto “Bruno” Kittel was born on 21 February 1917 at Kronsdorf (now in Czech: Krasov) in the Jägerndorf (Krnov) region of Sudetenland. He joined the Luftwaffe in January 1939 and commenced flying training in November. After completing his training in January 1941, Kittel was posted to JG 54 based at Jever in northern Germany. Unteroffizier Kittel was assigned to 2./JG 54.

On 31 May, Kittel suffered technical difficulties in Bf 109 F-2 (W.Nr. 127 25) necessitating a bale out near Spikeroog. He escaped injury. Kittel opened his score on 24 June 1941, during the opening phases of the invasion of Russia, shooting down two Russian SB-2 twin-engine bombers. He recorded his 10th victory on 12 September 1941 and his 20th one year later on 23 September 1942. On 12 January 1943, Kittel claimed six enemy aircraft shot down to record his 22nd through 27th victories. He achieved his 30th victory on 24 January 1943. On 19 February, Feldwebel Kittel recorded his 39th victory, which was also JG 54’s 4,000th of the war. After achieving his 47th victory on 15 March 1943, Kittel made an emergency landing in his Fw 190 A-4 (W.Nr. 142 481), 60 kilometers in Russian territory. Bitterly cold and under-clothed, Kittel crossed the frozen Lake Ilmen and, after three long days, finally reached German territory.

He received the award of the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold shortly afterwards. He returned to 2./JG 54 at the end of May after a period of hospitalisation. Kittel recorded his 50th victory on 11 June. He often flew with Unteroffizier Ulrich Wernitz (101 victories, RK) as his wingman at this time. In July, Kittel claimed 25 victories, including four enemy aircraft shot down on 5 July (56-59), a further three on 7 July (60-62), four on 13 July (67-70), three on 16 July (71-73) and his 80th victory on 27 July. Kittel shot down seven Russian aircraft on 4 August (87-93). He reached 100 victories on 14 September.

On 26 October, Oberfeldwebel Kittel received the Ritterkreuz for 123 victories. He claimed 18 victories in October, including his 110th on 12 October, four enemy aircraft shot down on 15 October (115-118) and his 120th victory on 19 October. By the end of 1943, Kittel had 127 victories to his credit. In January 1944, Kittel was transferred as an instructor to Ergänzungs-Jagdgruppe Ost based at Biarritz in France. He was promoted Leutnant during his tenure there. He served with the unit until March. Kittel returned to JG 54 to take up the appointment of Staffelkapitän of 3. Staffel. He claimed 14 victories in March 1944, including his 130th victory on 7 March, three enemy aircraft shot down on 26 march (135-137) and his 140th victory on 30 March. On 8 April Kittel shot down five enemy aircraft (147-151). With his score at 152, Leutnant Kittel was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr. 449) on 11 April 1944. He claimed five enemy aircraft shot down on 28 June (159-163). Kittel recorded his 200th victory on 26 August. He claimed 34 victories in October, including five enemy aircraft shot down on 9 October (231-236), three on 10 October (237-238), four on 16 October (240-243), seven on 27 October (248-254), five Russian Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft on 29 October (255-260) and three IL-2 Sturmoviks on 30 October (261-263). On 25 November, he was awarded the Schwertern (Nr. 113) for bravery in the face of the enemy and 239 victories. He also received promotion to the rank of Oberleutnant.

On 14 (or 16?) February 1945, Otto Kittel took off to intercept a flight of Russian Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft over Dzukste, Kurland. Witnesses say that Kittel dove into a formation of eight of the ground-attack aircraft. He damaged one but it did not go down, instead, disappearing back over the Russian lines, on fire and in serious trouble. Kittel’s Fw 190 A-8 (W.Nr. 960 282) “Black 1” was hit by return fire from the other Il-2s and burst into flames. The aircraft plummeted to earth, trailing a long sheet of flame and smoke, where it crashed. Otto Kittel had no chance to take to his parachute.

Otto Kittel flew 583 combat missions and recorded 267 victories, including at least 94 Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft, making him the fourth highest scoring ace of all time. Prior to his death, he had not been bested in aerial combat but had been shot down once by flak.

List of aerial victories for Otto 'Bruno' Kittel

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location
1 24.6.1941 5:19 SB-2 2./JG 54 -
2 24.6.1941 5:42 SB-2 2./JG 54 -
3 30.6.1941 - Il-2 2./JG 54 Near Dunaberg
4 30.6.1941 - Il-2 2./JG 54 Near Dunaberg
5 6.7.1941 15:36 SB-3 2./JG 54 -
6 18.8.1941 6:00 I-18 2./JG 54 -
7 19.8.1941 14:36 DB-3 2./JG 54 -
8 24.8.1941 11:07 DB-3 2./JG 54 -
9 8.9.1941 16:50 I-153 2./JG 54 -
10 12.9.1941 6:00 I-153 2./JG 54 -
11 13.10.1941 14:18 I-18 2./JG 54 -
12 13.12.1941 12:45 DB-3 2./JG 54 -
13 27.2.1942 8:36 I-16 2./JG 54 -
14 20.3.1942 17:07 P-40 2./JG 54 -
15 20.3.1942 17:09 P-40 2./JG 54 -
16 14.5.1942 15:17 SB-2 2./JG 54 -
17 14.5.1942 15:18 SB-2 2./JG 54 -
18 23.8.1942 9:20 Il-2 2./JG 54 47 871: at 20m
19 7.9.1942 11:46 Il-2 2./JG 54 00 522: at 50m
20 23.9.1942 12:10 I-16 2./JG 54 21 733: at 2.500m
21 22.10.1942 9:08 Il-2 2./JG 54 2152: at 200m
22 12.1.1943 10:32 Yak-1 2./JG 54 00 252 at 150m
23 12.1.1943 10:34 Il-2 2./JG 54 00 231 at 200m
24 12.1.1943 10:44 U-2 2./JG 54 10 163 at 50m
25 12.1.1943 10:56 Il-2 2./JG 54 10 132 at 200m
26 12.1.1943 14:20 I-153 2./JG 54 00 264 at 1.200m
27 12.1.1943 14:25 Il-2 2./JG 54 10 192 at 200m
28 14.1.1943 11:15 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 10 243 at 2.100m
29 16.1.1943 10:30 Il-2 2./JG 54 00 264: at 50m
30 24.1.1943 9:46 LaGG-5 2./JG 54 10 161: at 1.400m
31 26.1.1943 13:45 Il-2 2./JG 54 00 264: at 100m
32 11.2.1943 9:42 Il-2 2./JG 54 00 424: at 50m
33 14.2.1943 13:20 Il-2 2./JG 54 10 531: at 500m
34 14.2.1943 13:35 Il-2 2./JG 54 10 612: at 300m
35 15.2.1943 8:28 Il-2 2./JG 54 00 462: at 500m
36 19.2.1943 13:06 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 10 421: at 4.200m
37 19.2.1943 15:17 LaGG-5 2./JG 54 10 612: at 200m
38 19.2.1943 15:19 I-180 2./JG 54 10 472: at 200m
39 19.2.1943 15:22 Pe-2 2./JG 54 10 422: at 100m / JG54’s 4 000th victory
40 21.2.1943 7:40 I-16 2./JG 54 00 293: at 2.000m
41 7.3.1943 7:55 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 18 221: at 2.800m
42 7.3.1943 8:05 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 19 663: at 2.000m
43 10.3.1943 14:27 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 19 891: at 1.500m
44 10.3.1943 14:32 MiG-3 2./JG 54 19 822: at 500m
45 14.3.1943 14:58 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 18 211: at 3.500m
46 14.3.1943 15:02 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 19 891: at 2.500m
47 15.3.1943 9:35 MiG-3 2./JG 54 19 892: at 2.000m
48 1.4.1943 11:03 Il-2 2./JG 54 10 873: at 100m
49 1.4.1943 17:34 Il-2 2./JG 54 10 364: at 400m
50 11.6.1943 18:07 LaGG-5 2./JG 54 00 162: at 5.600m
51 18.6.1943 17:11 P-40 2./JG 54 20 152: at 3.000m
52 22.6.1943 2:19 Il-2 2./JG 54 00 514: at 1.500m
53 22.6.1943 2:21 Il-2 2./JG 54 00 382: at 2.000m
54 24.6.1943 6:47 P-40 2./JG 54 10 252: at 600m
55 24.6.1943 6:49 P-40 2./JG 54 10 234: at 200m
56 5.7.1943 4:20 LaGG-5 2./JG 54 63 684 at 2.500m
57 5.7.1943 12:20 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 63 714 at 1.200m
58 5.7.1943 12:40 Il-2 2./JG 54 63 744 at 1.000m
59 5.7.1943 12:41 Il-2 2./JG 54 63 783 at 1.000m
60 7.7.1943 5:16 P-40 2./JG 54 63 674: at 500m
61 7.7.1943 11:08 P-39 2./JG 54 53 834: at 700m
62 7.7.1943 11:10 P-40 2./JG 54 63 743: at 800m
63 9.7.1943 11:59 Il-2 2./JG 54 63 594: at 250m
64 9.7.1943 12:13 Il-2 2./JG 54 63 533: at 400m
65 10.7.1943 7:35 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 63 718: at 1.500m
66 10.7.1943 13:50 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 63 521: at 200m
67 13.7.1943 10:41 Il-2 2./JG 54 63 283: at 500m
68 13.7.1943 10:44 Il-2 2./JG 54 63 259: at 150m
69 13.7.1943 10:45 Il-2 2./JG 54 63 256: at 150m
70 13.7.1943 13:41 Il-2 2./JG 54 63 251: at 700m
71 16.7.1943 8:04 La-5 2./JG 54 54 483
72 16.7.1943 9:41 La-5 2./JG 54 54 357: at 2.000m
73 16.7.1943 9:42 La-5 2./JG 54 54 327: at 800m
74 17.7.1943 6:32 La-5 2./JG 54 54 478: at 1.500m
75 17.7.1943 13:16 Yak-9 2./JG 54 54 684: at 1.500m
76 20.7.1943 12:38 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 64 878: at 1.200m
77 20.7.1943 12:56 Yak-9 2./JG 54 64 873: at 2.500m
78 27.7.1943 12:39 Il-2 2./JG 54 44 634: at 700m
79 28.7.1943 8:53 Il-2 2./JG 54 54 591
80 28.7.1943 8:54 Il-2 2./JG 54 54 563
81 1.8.1943 14:18 Yak-9 2./JG 54 54 621 at 1.200m
82 2.8.1943 4:23 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 54 793 at 200m
83 2.8.1943 14:39 La-5 2./JG 54 53 621 at 1.900m
84 2.8.1943 14:41 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 53 652 at 1.600m
85 3.8.1943 8:47 P-39 2./JG 54 53 473 at 2.800m
86 3.8.1943 15:03 La-5 2./JG 54 54 814 at 800m
87 4.8.1943 11:44 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 44 463 at 150m
88 4.8.1943 11:54 Il-2 2./JG 54 54 572 at 600m
89 4.8.1943 15:13 Il-2 2./JG 54 54 841 at 600m
90 4.8.1943 15:26 Il-2 2./JG 54 44 832 at 200m
91 4.8.1943 18:19 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 44 861 at 100m
92 4.8.1943 18:20 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 44 833 at 600m
93 4.8.1943 18:21 La-5 2./JG 54 44 664 at 200m
94 5.8.1943 14:10 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 54 712 at 200m
95 7.9.1943 8:14 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 26 683: at 1.800m
96 7.9.1943 10:58 Yak-9 2./JG 54 26 213: at 500m
97 10.9.1943 15:08 P-40 2./JG 54 26 473: at 2.500m
98 11.9.1943 11:01 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 44 124: at 3.000m
99 12.9.1943 9:27 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 45 871: at 700m
100 14.9.1943 16:12 Yak-9 2./JG 54 26 642: at 1.800m
101 14.9.1943 16:38 La-5 2./JG 54 25 654: at 1.000m
102 14.9.1943 16:40 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 35 573
103 15.9.1943 13:38 Pe-2 2./JG 54 35 341: at 1.200m
104 15.9.1943 13:40 Pe-2 2./JG 54 35 311: at 2.000m
105 30.9.1943 14:04 Il-2 2./JG 54 16 873: at 1.200m
106 5.10.1943 8:09 Yak-9 2./JG 54 02 734: at 2.500m
107 5.10.1943 12:09 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 02 673: at 200m
108 11.10.1943 14:41 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 06 242: at 1.000m
109 12.10.1943 11:13 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 15 552: at 2.000m
110 12.10.1943 11:15 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 15 553: at 1.200m
111 12.10.1943 14:44 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 15 554: at 2.500m
112 13.10.1943 10:11 R-5 2./JG 54 15 354 [NNE Krassnoye]
113 14.10.1943 8:05 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 15 523: at 2.000m [NE Gorki]
114 14.10.1943 8:06 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 15 551: at 1.500m [NE Gorki]
115 15.10.1943 7:37 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 NW Usvyat'ye: 1.500m [06 243]
116 15.10.1943 7:38 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 06 243: at 1.000m
117 15.10.1943 8:04 Il-2 2./JG 54 06 814: at 400m
118 15.10.1943 14:15 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 15 713: at 2.000m [S Gorki]
119 17.10.1943 12:44 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 06 144: 1.500m [SSE Nevel]
120 19.10.1943 7:14 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 06 214: 300m [NE Zennitza-See]
121 22.10.1943 8:14 LaGG-5 2./JG 54 [15 351] 50km NE Orscha: 2.800m
122 23.10.1943 13:08 La-5 2./JG 54 05 493: at 1.000m
123 28.10.1943 15:25 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 SW Gomel: at 3.000m
124 5.11.1943 9:23 Il-2 2./JG 54 NW Nevel: at 2.000m
125 5.11.1943 9:25 Il-2 2./JG 54 SW Nevel: at 50km
126 5.11.1943 14:42 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 NW Jzenniza-See: at 2.700m
127 6.11.1943 12:10 Il-2 2./JG 54 SSE Nevel: at 200m
128 6.3.1944 9:41 La-5 3./JG 54 7085: at 300m
129 7.3.1944 11:29 Il-2 3./JG 54 70 454
130 7.3.1944 11:45 Yak-9 3./JG 54 70 413 at 1.500m
131 8.3.1944 12:33 La-5 3./JG 54 70 874: at 2.500m
132 8.3.1944 12:35 La-5 3./JG 54 89 144: at 1.200m
133 19.3.1944 16:27 Yak-9 3./JG 54 79 332: at 3.200m
134 19.3.1944 16:28 Il-2 3./JG 54 79 331: at 2.800m
135 26.3.1944 11:06 R-5 3./JG 54 49 284
136 26.3.1944 11:07 R-5 3./JG 54 79 291
137 26.3.1944 15:13 Yak-9 3./JG 54 70 381: at 3.000m
138 28.3.1944 11:11 Yak-9 3./JG 54 70 323: at 1.000m
139 30.3.1944 8:25 Pe-2 3./JG 54 70 254: at 3.500m
140 30.3.1944 8:54 La-5 3./JG 54 70 352: at 500m
141 30.3.1944 15:28 La-5 3./JG 54 70 441: at 2.000m
142 1.4.1944 8:10 Yak-9 3./JG 54 96 534: at 2.500m
143 2.4.1944 8:43 La-5 3./JG 54 70 393: at 500m
144 2.4.1944 9:06 La-5 3./JG 54 70 393: at 500m
145 2.4.1944 15:20 Pe-2 3./JG 54 60 552: at 200m
146 2.4.1944 15:22 Pe-2 3./JG 54 60 434
147 4.4.1944 8:10 Il-2 3./JG 54 60 332: at 1.500m
148 4.4.1944 8:11 Il-2 3./JG 54 60 333: at 1.500m
149 4.4.1944 8:14 LaGG-3 3./JG 54 70 342: at 400m
150 4.4.1944 8:18 LaGG-3 3./JG 54 70 343: at 400m
151 4.4.1944 8:30 La-5 3./JG 54 70 537
152 24.4.1944 17:17 Yak-9 3./JG 54 70 434: at 2.500m
153 24.4.1944 17:29 La-5 3./JG 54 70 274: at 1.500m
154 26.5.1944 19:07 La-5 3./JG 54 80 321: at 3.500m
155 30.5.1944 10:17 Pe-2 3./JG 54 60 65
156 30.5.1944 21:03 La-5 3./JG 54 70 491: at 1.500m
157 2.6.1944 10:21 LaGG-3 3./JG 54 80 714: at 2.500m
158 5.6.1944 20:33 Yak-9 3./JG 54 70 252: at 2.000m
159 28.6.1944 10:18 Il-2 3./JG 54 QT-14: at 1.500m
160 28.6.1944 10:20 P-39 3./JG 54 PT-2.3: at 1.500m
161 28.6.1944 10:22 Il-2 3./JG 54 OT-8.1: at 1.300m
162 28.6.1944 10:29 P-39 3./JG 54 PT-1.2: at 1.200m
163 28.6.1944 14:22 Il-2 3./JG 54 PT-9.8: at 1.700m
164 29.6.1944 13:23 P-39 3./JG 54 OS-8.1: at 200m
165 30.6.1944 11:33 P-39 3./JG 54 OT-7.7: at 500m
166 30.6.1944 18:48 Yak-9 3./JG 54 PS-8.1: at 1.800m
167 30.6.1944 19:26 Il-2 3./JG 54 PS-2.8: at 20m
168 30.6.1944 19:49 Il-2 3./JG 54 PS-5.9: at 50m
169 1.7.1944 7:16 P-39 3./JG 54 OS-2.7: at 50m [N Polotsk]
170 2.7.1944 17:20 P-39 3./JG 54 OS-9.6: at 200m [Polotsk]
171 3.7.1944 11:43 P-39 3./JG 54 OS-6.7: at 1.500m [Polotsk]
172 3.7.1944 11:45 Il-2 3./JG 54 OS-6.1: at 800m [Polotsk]
173 4.7.1944 10:46 Il-2 3./JG 54 OS-7.2: at 1.500m [Polotsk]
174 4.7.1944 15:46 P-39 3./JG 54 PS-2.4: at 2.200m [S Polotsk]
175 10.7.1944 15:44 P-39 3./JG 54 NM-2.9: at 1.200m [S Subat]
176 16.7.1944 7:17 P-39 3./JG 54 43 495: at 3.000m
177 16.7.1944 9:00 Il-2 3./JG 54 41 633: at 1.400m
178 18.7.1944 16:47 Yak-9 3./JG 54 JR-6.7: 2.500m [S Ostrov]
179 18.7.1944 17:01 Yak-9 3./JG 54 HR-8.3: 100m [SOstrov]
180 21.7.1944 9:20 Il-2 3./JG 54 OL-2.5: at 100m [NW Utsyani]
181 21.7.1944 9:23 Yak-9 3./JG 54 OL-5.9: at 800m [NW Utsyani]
182 21.7.1944 14:45 Yak-9 3./JG 54 ON-1.4: at 100m
183 22.7.1944 15:54 Il-2 3./JG 54 NN-3.4: at 800m [Daugavpils]
184 22.7.1944 15:55 Il-2 3./JG 54 NN-6.4: at 800m [Daugavpils]
185 22.7.1944 15:57 Il-2 3./JG 54 NN-9.5: at 1.200m [Daugavpils]
186 24.7.1944 15:43 Pe-2 3./JG 54 NL-3.7: at 1.000m
187 24.7.1944 15:46 Pe-2 3./JG 54 NL-8.1: at 1.000m
188 29.7.1944 13:23 Il-2 3./JG 54 OL-3.4: 300m [Svedasai]
189 29.7.1944 13:27 Il-2 3./JG 54 OL-6.2: 200m [Svedasai]
190 1.8.1944 15:15 Yak-9 3./JG 54 KH-49: at 1.400m
191 1.8.1944 15:17 Yak-9 3./JG 54 KH-82: at 1.700m
192 1.8.1944 19:47 Yak-9T 3./JG 54 LH-15: at 2.200m
193 7.8.1944 19:00 Yak-9T 3./JG 54 KN-8.1: at 2.000m [NE Kreutsburg]
194 15.8.1944 9:26 Yak-9 3./JG 54 LF-5.2 at 1.200m / 3./JG 54’s 1000th victory
195 15.8.1944 17:39 Yak-9 3./JG 54 LF-9.5 at 800m
196 15.8.1944 18:17 Il-2 3./JG 54 47 556 at 4.000m
197 17.8.1944 8:39 Pe-2 3./JG 54 LL-6.3: at 7.000m
198 25.8.1944 8:47 P-39 3./JG 54 LH-5.6: at 1.500m
199 26.8.1944 10:09 Yak-9 3./JG 54 KQ-9.7: at 1.800m
200 26.8.1944 13:54 La-5 3./JG 54 LH-4.4: at 150m
201 27.8.1944 13:06 Il-2 3./JG 54 LF-9.7: at 2.000m
202 28.8.1944 11:24 Yak-9 3./JG 54 JM-5.8: at 3.000m
203 28.8.1944 11:26 Yak-9 3./JG 54 JM-6.2: at 3.000m
204 28.8.1944 11:27 Yak-9 3./JG 54 JM-3.7: at 1.800m
205 31.8.1944 17:46 Il-2 2./JG 54 KG-3.2: at 700m [W Mitau]
206 31.8.1944 17:47 Il-2 2./JG 54 KG-3.4: at 600m [W Mitau]
207 31.8.1944 17:49 Il-2 2./JG 54 KG-6.3: at 500m [W Mitau]
208 14.9.1944 10:40 Yak-9 2./JG 54 68 124: at 1.600m
209 14.9.1944 10:53 Yak-9 2./JG 54 68 156: at 1.200m
210 14.9.1944 14:50 Il-2 2./JG 54 57 251: at 500m
211 14.9.1944 14:51 Il-2 2./JG 54 57 254: at 500m
212 14.9.1944 14:52 Il-2 2./JG 54 57 258: at 300m
213 14.9.1944 14:54 Il-2 2./JG 54 57 253: at 800m
214 15.9.1944 15:39 Il-2 2./JG 54 47 377: at 400m
215 15.9.1944 15:40 Il-2 2./JG 54 37 495: at 200m
216 16.9.1944 17:12 Il-2 2./JG 54 47 518: at 200m
217 17.9.1944 8:39 Pe-2 2./JG 54 47 383: at 2.500m
218 17.9.1944 8:40 P-39 2./JG 54 47 389: at 1.800m
219 17.9.1944 8:41 Pe-2 2./JG 54 47 522: at 1.500m
220 20.9.1944 11:10 Yak-9 2./JG 54 47 324: at 1.500m
221 20.9.1944 11:12 Yak-9 2./JG 54 47 327: at 600m
222 22.9.1944 10:15 La-5 2./JG 54 47 323: at 3.200m
223 28.9.1944 11:30 Pe-2 2./JG 54 47 264: at 1.800m
224 28.9.1944 11:30 Pe-2 2./JG 54 47 291: at 1.800m
225 28.9.1944 11:37 Pe-2 2./JG 54 57 181: at 1.800m
226 28.9.1944 11:38 Yak-9 2./JG 54 57 184: at 1.200m
227 30.9.1944 11:35 Yak-9 2./JG 54 57 174: at 1.200m
228 30.9.1944 11:36 Il-2 2./JG 54 47 268: at 1.200m
229 30.9.1944 11:38 Il-2 2./JG 54 57 154: at 150m
230 7.10.1944 15:10 Yak-9 2./JG 54 48 697: at 1.200m
231 9.10.1944 8:55 Il-2 2./JG 54 48 782: at 300m
232 9.10.1944 8:56 Il-2 2./JG 54 48 765: at 200m
233 9.10.1944 8:58 Il-2 2./JG 54 48 789: at 50m
234 9.10.1944 13:02 Il-2 2./JG 54 47 241: at 800m
235 9.10.1944 13:04 Il-2 2./JG 54 47 271: at 200m
236 10.10.1944 9:11 La-5 2./JG 54 47 139: at 400m
237 10.10.1944 9:12 Il-2 2./JG 54 47 131: at 100m
238 10.10.1944 9:12 Il-2 2./JG 54 47 131: at 100m
239 14.10.1944 11:02 La-5 2./JG 54 16 832: at 3.200m
240 16.10.1944 11:02 Il-2 2./JG 54 37 345: at 200m
241 16.10.1944 11:04 La-5 2./JG 54 37 329: at 1.200m
242 16.10.1944 14:26 Il-2 2./JG 54 37 343: at 600m
243 16.10.1944 14:28 Il-2 2./JG 54 37 388: at 200m
244 17.10.1944 13:17 La-5 2./JG 54 37 554
245 18.10.1944 13:36 Il-2 2./JG 54 27 582: at 700m
246 18.10.1944 13:37 Il-2 2./JG 54 27 554: at 700m
247 22.10.1944 15:50 Yak-3 2./JG 54 17 646: at 2.000m
248 27.10.1944 9:50 Yak-9 2./JG 54 27 647: at 3.500m
249 27.10.1944 9:51 Yak-9 2./JG 54 27 565: at 3.500m
250 27.10.1944 9:57 Il-2 2./JG 54 17 625: at 3.000m
251 27.10.1944 11:48 Pe-2 2./JG 54 17 485: at 2.500m
252 27.10.1944 11:50 Pe-2 2./JG 54 27 543: at 1.000m
253 27.10.1944 13:24 Il-2 2./JG 54 17 574
254 27.10.1944 13:32 Il-2 2./JG 54 17 651: at 600m
255 29.10.1944 9:42 Il-2 2./JG 54 17 488: at 10m
256 29.10.1944 9:45 Il-2 2./JG 54 17 491: at 15m
257 29.10.1944 11:57 Il-2 2./JG 54 17 624: at 500m
258 29.10.1944 12:09 Il-2 2./JG 54 17 497: at 700m
259 29.10.1944 12:10 Il-2 2./JG 54 17 623: at 600m
260 29.10.1944 12:11 Il-2 2./JG 54 17 628: at 600m
261 30.10.1944 13:22 Il-2 2./JG 54 27 541: at 1.000m
262 30.10.1944 13:52 Il-2 2./JG 54 17 489: at 600m
263 30.10.1944 15:26 Il-2 2./JG 54 17 622: at 900m
264 19.11.1944 11:40 La-5 2./JG 54 29 754
265 1945 - E/a 2./JG 54 -
266 1945 - E/a 2./JG 54 -
267 14.2.1945 - Il-2 2./JG 54 Dzukste

Victories : 267
Awards : Ehrenpokal (21 December 1942)
Deustches Kreuz in Gold (26 February 1943)
Ritterkreuz (26 October 1943)
Eichenlaub (11 April 1944)
Schwertern (25 November 1944)
Units : JG 54, Egr-JGr. Ost
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/kittel.html

Asisbiz Database of 264 aerial victories for Otto Kittel

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
24-Jun-41 Otto Kittel II./JG54 SB-2   05.42 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
24-Jun-41 Otto Kittel II./JG54 SB-2   05.19 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
06-Jul-41 Otto Kittel II./JG54 SB-3   15.36 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
18-Aug-41 Otto Kittel II./JG54 I-18   06.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
19-Aug-41 Otto Kittel II./JG54 DB-3   14.36 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
24-Aug-41 Otto Kittel II./JG54 DB-3   11.07 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
08-Sep-41 Otto Kittel II./JG54 I-153   16.50 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
12-Sep-41 Otto Kittel II./JG54 I-153   06.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
13-Oct-41 Otto Kittel II./JG54 I-18   14.18 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
13-Dec-41 Otto Kittel II./JG54 DB-3   12.45 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
27-Feb-42 Otto Kittel II./JG54 I-16 Rata   08.36 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
20-Mar-42 Otto Kittel II./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   17.07 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
20-Mar-42 Otto Kittel II./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   17.09 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
14-May-42 Otto Kittel II./JG54 SB-2   15.17 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
14-May-42 Otto Kittel II./JG54 SB-2   15.18 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
23-Aug-42 Otto Kittel II./JG54 20m 09.20 47 871
07-Sep-42 Otto Kittel II./JG54 50m 11.46 00 522
23-Sep-42 Otto Kittel II./JG54 I-16 Rata 2500m 12.10 21 733
22-Oct-42 Otto Kittel II./JG54 200m 09.08 2152
12-Jan-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 I-153 1200m 14.20 00 264
12-Jan-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 200m 14.25 10 192
12-Jan-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 200m 10.56 10 132
12-Jan-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 U-2 50m 10.44 10 163
12-Jan-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 200m 10.34 00 231
12-Jan-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 Yak-1 150m 10.32 00 252
14-Jan-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 2100m 11.15 10 243
16-Jan-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 50m 10.30 00 264
24-Jan-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-5 1400m 09.46 10 161
26-Jan-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 100m 13.45 00 264
11-Feb-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 50m 09.42 00 424
14-Feb-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 300m 13.35 10 612
14-Feb-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 500m 13.20 10 531
15-Feb-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 500m 08.28 00 462
19-Feb-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 4200m 13.06 10 421
19-Feb-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-5 200m 15.17 10 612
19-Feb-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 I-180 200m 15.19 10 472
19-Feb-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 Pe-2 100m 15.22 10 422
21-Feb-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 I-16 Rata 2000m 07.40 00 293
07-Mar-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 08.05 19 663
07-Mar-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 2800m 07.55 18 221
10-Mar-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 14.27 19 891
10-Mar-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 MiG-3 500m 14.32 19 822
14-Mar-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 3500m 14.58 18 211
14-Mar-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 15.02 19 891
15-Mar-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 MiG-3 2000m 09.35 19 892
15-Mar-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 Dogfight   MiA-E Dogfight Kurland
01-Apr-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 400m 17.34 10 364
01-Apr-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 100m 11.03 10 873
11-Jun-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-5 5600m 18.07 00 162
18-Jun-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 3000m 17.11 20 152
22-Jun-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 1500m 02.19 00 514
22-Jun-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 2000m 02.21 00 382
24-Jun-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 600m 06.47 10 252
24-Jun-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 200m 06.49 10 234
05-Jul-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 12.20 63 714
05-Jul-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 1000m 12.40 63 744
05-Jul-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-5 2500m 04.20 63 684
05-Jul-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 1000m 12.41 63 783
07-Jul-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 500m 05.16 63 674
07-Jul-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 700m 11.08 53 834
07-Jul-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 800m 11.10 63 743
09-Jul-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 250m 11.59 63 594
09-Jul-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 400m 12.13 63 533
10-Jul-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 200m 13.50 63 521
10-Jul-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 07.35 63 718
13-Jul-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 500m 10.41 63 283
13-Jul-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 150m 10.44 63 259
13-Jul-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 150m 10.45 63 256
13-Jul-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 700m 13.41 63 251
16-Jul-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 La-5 2000m 09.41 54 357
16-Jul-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 La-5 Low Level 08.04 54 483
16-Jul-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 La-5 800m 09.42 54 327
17-Jul-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 La-5 1500m 06.32 54 478
17-Jul-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 Yak-9 1500m 13.16 54 684
20-Jul-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 Yak-9 2500m 12.56 64 873
20-Jul-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 12.38 64 878
27-Jul-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 700m 12.39 44 634
28-Jul-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 Low Level 08.53 54 591
28-Jul-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 Low Level 08.54 54 563
01-Aug-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 Yak-9 1200m 14.18 54 621
02-Aug-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 1600m 14.41 53 652
02-Aug-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 La-5 1900m 14.39 53 621
02-Aug-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 200m 04.23 54 793
03-Aug-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 La-5 800m 15.03 54 814
03-Aug-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 2800m 08.47 53 473
04-Aug-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 100m 18.19 44 861
04-Aug-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 600m 18.20 44 833
04-Aug-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 200m 15.26 44 832
04-Aug-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 600m 15.13 54 841
04-Aug-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 600m 11.54 54 572
04-Aug-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 150m 11.44 44 463
04-Aug-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 La-5 200m 18.21 44 664
05-Aug-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 200m 14.10 54 712
07-Sep-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 1800m 08.14 26 683
07-Sep-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 Yak-9 500m 10.58 26 213
10-Sep-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2500m 15.08 26 473
11-Sep-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 11.01 44 124
12-Sep-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 700m 09.27 45 871
14-Sep-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 Low Level 16.40 35 573
14-Sep-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 La-5 1000m 16.38 25 654
14-Sep-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 Yak-9 1800m 16.12 26 642
15-Sep-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 Pe-2 1200m 13.38 35 341
15-Sep-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 Pe-2 2000m 13.40 35 311
30-Sep-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 1200m 14.04 16 873
05-Oct-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 Yak-9 2500m 08.09 02 734
05-Oct-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 200m 12.09 02 673
11-Oct-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 14.41 06 242
12-Oct-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 14.44 15 554
12-Oct-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 11.13 15 552
12-Oct-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 11.15 15 553
13-Oct-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 R-5 Low Level 10.11 15 354 (NNE Krassnoye)
14-Oct-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 08.05 15 523 (NE Gorki)
14-Oct-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 08.06 15 551 (NE Gorki)
15-Oct-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 07.38 06 243
15-Oct-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 400m 08.04 06 814
15-Oct-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 14.15 15 713 (S Gorki)
15-Oct-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 07.37 NW Usvyatye (06 243)
17-Oct-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 12.44 06 144 (ssE Nevel)
19-Oct-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 300m 07.14 06 214 (NE Zennitza-See)
22-Oct-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-5 2800m 08.14 (15 351) 50km NE Orscha
23-Oct-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 La-5 1000m 13.08 05 493
28-Oct-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 15.25 SW Gomel
05-Nov-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 2000m 09.23 NW Nevel
05-Nov-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54   09.25 SW Nevel 50km
05-Nov-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 LaGG-3 2700m 14.42 NW Jzenniza-See
06-Nov-43 Otto Kittel II./JG54 200m 12.10 SSE Nevel
06-Mar-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 La-5 300m 09.41 7085
07-Mar-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Low Level 11.29 70 454
07-Mar-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 1500m 11.45 70 413
08-Mar-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 La-5 2500m 12.33 70 874
08-Mar-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 La-5 1200m 12.35 89 144
19-Mar-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 2800m 16.28 79 331
19-Mar-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 3200m 16.27 79 332
26-Mar-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 R-5 Low Level 11.06 49 284
26-Mar-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 R-5 Low Level 11.07 79 291
26-Mar-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 3000m 15.13 70 381
28-Mar-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 1000m 11.11 70 323
30-Mar-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Pe-2 3500m 08.25 70 254
30-Mar-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 La-5 500m 08.54 70 352
30-Mar-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 La-5 2000m 15.28 70 441
01-Apr-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 2500m 08.10 96 534
02-Apr-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 La-5 500m 09.06 70 393
02-Apr-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Pe-2 200m 15.20 60 552
02-Apr-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 La-5 500m 08.43 70 393
02-Apr-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Pe-2   15.22 60 434
04-Apr-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 LaGG-3 400m 08.14 70 342
04-Apr-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 1500m 08.11 60 333
04-Apr-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 LaGG-3 400m 08.18 70 343
04-Apr-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 La-5 Low Level 08.30 70 537
04-Apr-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 1500m 08.10 60 332
24-Apr-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 La-5 1500m 17.29 70 274
24-Apr-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 2500m 17.17 70 434
26-May-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 La-5 3500m 19.07 80 321
30-May-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Pe-2   10.17 60 65
30-May-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 La-5 1500m 21.03 70 491
02-Jun-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 10.21 80 714
05-Jun-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 20.33 70 252
28-Jun-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 1700m 14.22 PT-98
28-Jun-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 10.20 PT-23
28-Jun-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 1300m 10.22 OT-81
28-Jun-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1200m 10.29 PT-12
28-Jun-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 1500m 10.18 QT-14
29-Jun-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 200m 13.23 OS-81
30-Jun-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 1800m 18.48 PS-81
30-Jun-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 20m 19.26 PS-28
30-Jun-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 500m 11.33 OT-77
30-Jun-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 50m 19.49 PS-59
01-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 50m 07.16 OS-27 (N Polotsk)
02-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 200m 17.20 OS-96 (Polotsk)
03-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 11.43 OS-67 (Polotsk)
03-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 800m 11.45 OS-61 (Polotsk)
04-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 2200m 15.46 PS-24 (S Polotsk)
04-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 1500m 10.46 OS-72 (Polotsk)
10-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1200m 15.44 NM-29 (S Subat)
16-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 1400m 09.00 41 633
16-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 07.17 43 495
18-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 100m 17.01 HR-83 (SOstrov)
18-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 2500m 16.47 JR-67 (S Ostrov)
21-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 100m 14.45 ON-14
21-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 100m 09.20 OL-25 (NW Utsyani)
21-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 800m 09.23 OL-59 (NW Utsyani)
22-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 1200m 15.57 NN-95 (Daugavpils)
22-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 800m 15.55 NN-64 (Daugavpils)
22-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 800m 15.54 NN-34 (Daugavpils)
24-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Pe-2 1000m 15.43 NL-37
24-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Pe-2 1000m 15.46 NL-81
29-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 300m 13.23 OL-34 (Svedasai)
29-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 200m 13.27 OL-62 (Svedasai)
01-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 1700m 15.17 KH-82
01-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9T 2200m 19.47 LH-15
01-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 1400m 15.15 KH-49
07-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9T 2000m 19.00 KN-81 (NE Kreutsburg)
15-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 1200m 09.26 LF-52
15-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 800m 17.39 LF-95
15-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 4000m 18.17 47 556
17-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Pe-2 7000m 08.39 LL-63
25-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 08.47 LH-56
26-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 1800m 10.09 KQ-97
26-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 La-5 150m 13.54 LH-44
27-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 2000m 13.06 LF-97
28-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 3000m 11.24 JM-58
28-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 3000m 11.26 JM-62
28-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 1800m 11.27 JM-37
31-Aug-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 500m 17.49 KG-63 (W Mitau)
31-Aug-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 700m 17.46 KG-32 (W Mitau)
31-Aug-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 600m 17.47 KG-34 (W Mitau)
14-Sep-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 800m 14.54 57 253
14-Sep-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 300m 14.52 57 258
14-Sep-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 500m 14.51 57 254
14-Sep-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 500m 14.50 57 251
14-Sep-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 Yak-9 1600m 10.40 68 124
14-Sep-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 Yak-9 1200m 10.53 68 156
15-Sep-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 200m 15.40 37 495
15-Sep-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 400m 15.39 47 377
16-Sep-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 200m 17.12 47 518
17-Sep-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1800m 08.40 47 389
17-Sep-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 Pe-2 1500m 08.41 47 522
17-Sep-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 Pe-2 2500m 08.39 47 383
20-Sep-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 Yak-9 1500m 11.10 47 324
20-Sep-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 Yak-9 600m 11.12 47 327
22-Sep-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 La-5 3200m 10.15 47 323
28-Sep-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 Pe-2 1800m 11.30 47 264
28-Sep-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 Yak-9 1200m 11.38 57 184
28-Sep-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 Pe-2 1800m 11.30 47 291
28-Sep-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 Pe-2 1800m 11.37 57 181
30-Sep-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 Yak-9 1200m 11.35 57 174
30-Sep-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 1200m 11.36 47 268
30-Sep-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 150m 11.38 57 154
07-Oct-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 Yak-9 1200m 15.10 48 697
09-Oct-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 200m 08.56 48 765
09-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 200m 13.04 47 271
09-Oct-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 300m 08.55 48 782
09-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 800m 13.02 47 241
09-Oct-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 50m 08.58 48 789
10-Oct-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 La-5 400m 09.11 47 139
10-Oct-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 100m 09.12 47 131
10-Oct-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 100m 09.12 47 131
14-Oct-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 La-5 3200m 11.02 16 832
16-Oct-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 La-5 1200m 11.04 37 329
16-Oct-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 600m 14.26 37 343
16-Oct-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 200m 11.02 37 345
16-Oct-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 200m 14.28 37 388
17-Oct-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 La-5 Low Level 13.17 37 554
18-Oct-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 700m 13.36 27 582
18-Oct-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 700m 13.37 27 554
22-Oct-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 Yak-3 2000m 15.50 17 646
27-Oct-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 Yak-9 3500m 09.50 27 647
27-Oct-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 Pe-2 1000m 11.50 27 543
27-Oct-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 Low Level 13.24 17 574
27-Oct-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 600m 13.32 17 651
27-Oct-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 Pe-2 2500m 11.48 17 485
27-Oct-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 Yak-9 3500m 09.51 27 565
27-Oct-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 3000m 09.57 17 625
29-Oct-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 10m 09.42 17 488
29-Oct-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 15m 09.45 17 491
29-Oct-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 500m 11.57 17 624
29-Oct-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 700m 12.09 17 497
29-Oct-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 600m 12.10 17 623
29-Oct-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 600m 12.11 17 628
30-Oct-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 1000m 13.22 27 541
30-Oct-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 600m 13.52 17 489
30-Oct-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 900m 15.26 17 622
19-Nov-44 Otto Kittel II./JG54 La-5 Low Level 11.40 29 754
14-Feb-45 Otto Kittel II./JG54 Il-2   - Dzukste



Fritz Tegtmeier

Units:1./JG-54, 2./JG-54 (6/41 S.U.), Stafkpt 3./JG-54, JG-7

Awards:RK(3/26/44), DK-G(3/20/42), EP(10/5/42), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pend.

Known Aircraft:Bf 109E-1 WNr 6043 'Wh ?'(lost), Bf 109F-2 WNr 5410 (90% dam 9/11/41) in 2/JG-54, Bf 109E 'Black & 9' w/ 2/JG-54, Me 262A

Remarks:700 missions, of which 530 were combat missions, including numerous close support sorties. All his victories were in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 23 June, 1941. Two more SB-2's on 24 June, 1941. A Yak-1 on 22 July, 1942. Two MiG-3's on 5 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 30 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 7 January, 1943. Two LaGG-5's and three Il-2's on 14 January, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a LaGG-5 on 21 February, 1943. Two Il-2's on 1 May, 1943. Two Il-2's on 3 February, 1944. Five La-5's on 7 February, 1944. An La-5 and a Yak-9 on 6 March, 1944. Two Yak-9's two P-39's, an Il-2 and a Pe-2 on 14 September, 1944. Just a few of many multiples! In addition, he sank two Motor Torpedo Boats. In 1/JG-54, he was shot down with wounds in Wk# 6043 over Jever, France. While in 2/JG-54, he was seriously injured in a crash in Wk# 5410 at the Siverskaya airfield. During the summer of 1943, he served as a Fighter Instructor while in France. In 3/JG-54 in March of 1944, he flew Fw 190A-6 'White 1'. He had been nominated for the EL. Deceased 8 April, 1999. Photo

Asisbiz Database of 134 aerial victories for Fritz Tegtmeier

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
23-Jun-41 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 SB-2   10.24  
24-Jun-41 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 SB-2   05.48  
24-Jun-41 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 SB-2   05.44  
13-Aug-41 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 I-18   15.42  
13-Aug-41 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 I-18   16.05  
14-Aug-41 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 I-18   05.07  
15-Nov-41 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 I-18   11.20  
10-Jun-42 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 Pe-2   10.20  
22-Jun-42 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 MiG-3   18.45  
22-Jul-42 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 Yak-1   10.26  
23-Jul-42 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 MiG-3   08.06  
01-Aug-42 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 16.40 00 172
05-Aug-42 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 MiG-3 100m 15.10 20 542
05-Aug-42 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 MiG-3 100m 15.13 20 593
07-Aug-42 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 400m 13.30 20 731
11-Aug-42 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 30m 14.25 28 311
20-Aug-42 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 Yak-1 1000m 06.20 47 662
25-Aug-42 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 Yak-1 1500m 14.20 56 573
26-Aug-42 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 R-5 10m 13.30 47 864
05-Sep-42 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 Yak-1 2200m 12.40 10 161
05-Sep-42 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 Yak-1 1500m 12.45 10 154
11-Sep-42 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 I-16 Rata 10m 16.35 00 223
30-Dec-42 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 Pe-2 4000m 12.15 01 852
07-Jan-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 11.30 01 792
12-Jan-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 400m 09.35 00 251
12-Jan-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 200m 14.22 10 184
14-Jan-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 20m 09.10 00 292
14-Jan-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 LaGG-5 1500m 09.05 10 193
14-Jan-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 LaGG-5 2500m 09.02 10 151
14-Jan-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 100m 14.32 00 284
14-Jan-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 100m 14.39 00 294
16-Jan-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 100m 09.35 10 142
16-Jan-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 Yak-1 20m 09.43 10311
22-Jan-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 08.48 10 212
23-Jan-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 100m 13.38 00 411
23-Jan-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 Yak-1 3000m 13.05 10 191
24-Jan-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 LaGG-5 5000m 13.35 10 142
10-Feb-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 300m 11.15 10 142
17-Feb-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 Yak-1 100m 12.05 00 281
21-Feb-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 10.49 00 442
21-Feb-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 LaGG-5 4200m 13.00 00 412
23-Feb-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 100m 07.10 00 283
23-Feb-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 100m 07.05 00 412
03-Apr-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-1 800m 12.45 00 421
10-Apr-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-1 300m 11.50 80 242
13-Apr-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Pe-2 2000m 17.57 00 163
01-May-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 400m 19.05 00 463
01-May-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 200m 19.07 00 293
03-May-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 LaGG-5 20m 17.45 90 252
14-Sep-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 1500m 16.30 25 663
14-Sep-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 3000m 11.51 26 231
15-Sep-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 08.50 26 732
15-Sep-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 14.10 25 492
15-Sep-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Pe-2 1000m 14.15 35 531
17-Sep-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 4000m 11.00 35 521
22-Sep-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 3000m 17.38 12 742
22-Sep-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 3000m 17.40 12 721
26-Sep-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 3000m 12.20 25 532
05-Oct-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 13.20 02 682
05-Oct-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 13.21 02 682
09-Oct-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 4500m 07.20 07 772
14-Oct-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 08.15 15 512
20-Oct-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 100m 11.35 06 312
21-Oct-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 10.45 02 232
21-Oct-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 10.50 02 233
22-Oct-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 3000m 10.40 05 282
22-Oct-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 200m 08.20 (15 332) 15 332
27-Oct-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 4000m 09.15 15 342
28-Oct-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 A-20 Boston III 2500m 12.45 03 823
28-Oct-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 A-20 Boston III 2500m 12.47 03 824
28-Oct-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 A-20 Boston III 2500m 12.50 03 864
28-Oct-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Pe-2 2500m 12.53 03 893
06-Nov-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 4000m 09.50 06 154
06-Nov-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 LaGG-3 4500m 09.55 06 163
08-Dec-43 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 14.00 06 384
03-Feb-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 100m 14.15 06 713
03-Feb-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 100m 14.17 06 722
07-Feb-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 3800m 07.37 06 781
07-Feb-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 5000m 10.31 06 464
07-Feb-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 5000m 10.27 06 464
07-Feb-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 5200m 11.05 07 793
07-Feb-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 5200m 11.07 05 112
12-Feb-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 1000m 14.30 06 854
16-Feb-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 3500m 11.10 75 842
24-Feb-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-1 3000m 11.00 40 822
25-Feb-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 50m 11.10 70 684
06-Mar-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 4000m 07.55 80 742
06-Mar-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 4000m 08.05 80 571
07-Mar-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 1500m 12.36 70 812
08-Mar-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 400m 16.10 70 324
08-Mar-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 1000m 16.23 70 321
08-Mar-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 200m 15.46 70 343
09-Mar-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 3500m 09.08 80 573
23-Mar-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 20m 15.35 78 262
01-Apr-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 LaGG-3 3500m 10.12 88 443
02-Apr-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 4500m 15.25 70 321
04-Apr-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 4500m 08.10 60 451
20-May-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-1 100m 12.31 70 481
26-May-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5   18.50 70 431
14-Jul-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 1500m 17.58 00 73
16-Jul-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 2500m 08.35 00 59
16-Jul-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 1700m 08.21 50 315
21-Jul-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 09.20 NM-43
21-Jul-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 800m 09.25 NM-57
22-Jul-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 2000m 15.55 OT-39
22-Jul-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 LaGG-3 500m 19.15 NO-33 (Daugavpils)
27-Jul-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Pe-2 4000m 15.55 KH-46 (Mitau)
28-Jul-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 3500m 15.15 OL-13
01-Aug-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 4000m 12.17 KH-82
06-Aug-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 18.39 MK-13
07-Aug-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3800m 13.43 MK-73
07-Aug-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 1200m 18.20 KN-77 (NE Kreutsburg)
07-Aug-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 500m 18.24 KN-79 (NE Kreutsburg)
16-Aug-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 3000m 10.45 LK-89
25-Aug-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Pe-2 3500m 09.23 KG-45
27-Aug-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Pe-2 3000m 15.10 HN
27-Aug-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 1000m 15.05 HN
29-Aug-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 2500m 18.30 LG-13
14-Sep-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 3./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 10.00 57 277
14-Sep-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 12.00 47 512
14-Sep-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 12.03 47 519
14-Sep-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 3./JG54 Yak-9 1500m 12.04 47 518
14-Sep-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 3./JG54 300m 12.10 47 513
14-Sep-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 3./JG54 Pe-2 3000m 16.40 47 147
15-Sep-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 3./JG54 300m 09.33 57 221
17-Sep-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 3./JG54 Yak-9 200m 12.40 47 359
17-Sep-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 3./JG54 Yak-9 5000m 13.22 47 411
20-Sep-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 3./JG54 Yak-9 1000m 11.13 47 345
10-Oct-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 3./JG54 La-5 1500m 09.07 47 123
12-Oct-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 3./JG54 300m 12.25 47 156
12-Oct-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 3./JG54 Pe-2 2500m 16.05 48 779
12-Oct-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 3./JG54 Pe-2 2500m 16.07 48 786
29-Oct-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 3./JG54 400m 14.56 27 621
30-Oct-44 Fritz Tegtmeier 3./JG54 P-2 3000m 11.35 17 482



Georg Braunschirn

Units:Legion Condor, 1./JG-54 (7/41 S.U.), 8./JG-54 (8/41)

Awards:Spanish Cross, EP, EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109F-2 WNr 38215 'Black ?' (lost)

Remarks:KIA 16 August, 1941 over Kingisepp, S.U.. Five victories in Spain. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 6 July, 1941. A 2nd & 3rd, both I-16's on 9 July, 1941. Another double, his 4th & 5th victories, both SB-3's on 15 July, 1941. A triple, all SB-3's on 24 July, 1941. Nos. 9 and 10, both SB-2's on 2 August, 1941. Another double, nos. 11 and 12, both I-153's, on 10 August, 1941. Braunschirn was one of the first JG-54 top aces to fall on the Eastern Front. Alternate spelling: Braunchirn.

Asisbiz Database of 13 aerial victories for Georg Braunschirn

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
06-Jul-41 Georg Braunshirn 1./JG54 SB-2   10.15 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
09-Jul-41 Georg Braunshirn 1./JG54 I-16 Rata   20.10 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
09-Jul-41 Georg Braunshirn 1./JG54 I-16 Rata   20.05 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
15-Jul-41 Georg Braunshirn 8./JG54 SB-3   19.13 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
15-Jul-41 Georg Braunshirn 8./JG54 SB-3   05.50 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
24-Jul-41 Georg Braunshirn 8./JG54 SB-3   19.48 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
24-Jul-41 Georg Braunshirn 8./JG54 SB-3   19.46 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
24-Jul-41 Georg Braunshirn 8./JG54 SB-3   19.45 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
02-Aug-41 Georg Braunshirn 8./JG54 SB-2   18.38 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
02-Aug-41 Georg Braunshirn 8./JG54 SB-2   18.37 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
10-Aug-41 Georg Braunshirn 8./JG54 I-153   16.06 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
10-Aug-41 Georg Braunshirn 8./JG54 I-153   16.05 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
16-Aug-41 Georg Braunshirn 8./JG54 SB-3   06.05 Ostfront (Eastern Front)



Friedrich 'Fritz' Zander

Units:Erg./JG-54 (6/40), 5./JG-54 (8/42 S.U.), 8./JG-1 (6/44), 10./JG-1 (12/44)

Awards:DK-G(3/20/44), EP, EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109F in 5/JG-54, Bf 109G-6 'Blue 22' in 8/JG-1, Bf 109G-14 WNr 784141 'Black 11' (lost 12/44)

Remarks:KIA 25 December, 1944 over Bastogne in aerial combat with P-51's of the 352nd FG. 5 victories over Normandy. No known grave. On 7 June, 1944, he made a 'pancake' landing near Schätzung, NW of Pontoise (Jagerblatt article). One known victory, perhaps his first, a Soviet Pe-2 on 9 August, 1942. A P-2 SW of Kaluga on 21 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 6 October, 1942. A Pe-2 on 15 January, 1943. An R-5 on 23 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 19 March, 1943. A Yak-1 on 23 March, 1943. A Pe-2 10 km SW of Kolodskoye on 10 April, 1943. A Pe-2 on 13 April, 1943. An Il-2 W of Vyshgorod on 3 November, 1943. A Yak-7 W of Griletz on 22 November, 1943. An Il-2 on 7 January, 1944. An Il-2 on 15 January, 1944. An La-5 on 25 January, 1944. An La-5 on 27 January, 1944. Two La-5's on 29 January, 1944. His 32nd, a Spitfire near Caen on 18 July, 1944. His 33rd, a Spitfire near Caen on 24 July, 1944. A Lancaster on 6 August, 1944. A Typhoon 5 km W of Trun on 10 August, 1944. His 37th, and last victory, a P-51 over Bastogne on 25 December, 1944. His entire Schwarm of 4 AC failed to return on this day.

Asisbiz Database of 25 aerial victories for Friedrich 'Fritz' Zander

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
09-Aug-42 Fritz Zander 5./JG54 Pe-2 20m 10.05 47 641
21-Aug-42 Fritz Zander 5./JG54 P-2 3000m 09.45 SW Kaluga
06-Oct-42 Fritz Zander 5./JG54 Pe-2 800m 12.40 38 763
15-Jan-43 Fritz Zander 5./JG54 P-2 3000m 13.35 10 150
23-Feb-43 Fritz Zander 5./JG54 R-5 20m 09.15 19 834
27-Feb-43 Fritz Zander 5./JG54 P-2 3000m 14.11 18 340
19-Mar-43 Fritz Zander 5./JG54 1000m 07.00 00 274
23-Mar-43 Fritz Zander 5./JG54 Yak-1 400m 13.48 00 274
10-Apr-43 Fritz Zander 5./JG54 Pe-2 800-200m 09.25 10km SW Kolodskoye
13-Apr-43 Fritz Zander 5./JG54 Pe-2 600m 15.35 90 RH - 92
03-Nov-43 Fritz Zander 5./JG54 1200m 14.45 West of Vyshgorod (N Kiev)
22-Nov-43 Fritz Zander 5./JG54 Yak-7 200m 08.18 West of Griletz
07-Jan-44 Fritz Zander 5./JG54 200m 09.25 80212
15-Jan-44 Fritz Zander 5./JG54 300m 08.12 80 692
25-Jan-44 Fritz Zander 5./JG54 La-5 3500m 15.05 90 542
29-Jan-44 Fritz Zander 5./JG54 La-5 600m 08.00 80 693
29-Jan-44 Fritz Zander 5./JG54 La-5 200m 08.03 80 693
09-Feb-44 Fritz Zander 5./JG54 20m 06.40 00 762
11-Feb-44 Fritz Zander 5./JG54 La-5 1200m 13.07 00 834
08-Mar-44 Fritz Zander 4./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 12.05 67 284
18-Jul-44 Fritz Zander 8./JG1     Channel Front
24-Jul-44 Fritz Zander 8./JG1     Channel Front
03-Aug-44 Fritz Zander 8./JG1 P-51 Mustang 3000m 19.50± 04 Ost N/AB-BB L'Aigle-Mortange
06-Aug-44 Fritz Zander 8./JG1 Lancaster 4000m 12.28 05 Ost S/UE-5 Pontoise
10-Aug-44 Fritz Zander 8./JG1 Typhoon 3000m 13.30 AU-6 (5km W Trun)

 

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    Messerschmitt Bf 109 operational history Bibliography: +

  • Beale, Nick, Ferdinando D'Amico and Gabriele Valentini. Air War Italy: Axis Air Forces from Liberation of Rome to the Surrender. Shrewsbury, UK: Airlife, 1996. ISBN 1-85310-252-0.
  • Bergström, Christer. Barbarossa – The Air Battle: July–December 1941. London: Chevron/Ian Allan, 2007. ISBN 978-1-85780-270-2.
  • Bergström, Christer and Martin Pegg. Jagdwaffe:The War in Russia, January–October 1942. Luftwaffe Colours, Volume 3 Section 4. London: Classic Colours Publications, 2003. ISBN 1-903223-23-7.
  • Feist, Uwe. The Fighting Me 109. London: Arms and Armour Press, 1993. ISBN 1-85409-209-X.
  • Green, William. Messerschmitt Bf 109: The Augsburg Eagle; A Documentary History. London: Macdonald and Jane's Publishing Group Ltd., 1980. ISBN 0-7106-0005-4.
  • Hooton, Edward R. Blitzkrieg in the West, 1939 -1940 (Luftwaffe at War: 2). Hersham, Surrey, UK: Midland Publishing, 2007. ISBN 978-1-85780-272-6.
  • Jackson, Robert. Aircraft of World War II: Development – Weaponry – Specifications. Enderby, Leicester, UK, Amber Books, 2003. ISBN 1-85605-751-8.
  • Mankau, Heinz and Peter Petrick. Messerschmitt Bf 110, Me 210, Me 410. Raumfahrt, Germany: Aviatic Verlag, 2001. ISBN 3-925505-62-8.
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  • Morgan, Eric B. and Edward Shacklady. Spitfire: The History. Stamford, UK: Key Books Ltd, 2000. ISBN 0-946219-48-6.
  • Neulen, Hans Werner. In the skies of Europe – Air Forces allied to the Luftwaffe 1939–1945. Ramsbury, Marlborough, THE CROWOOD PRESS, 2000. ISBN 1-86126-799-1
  • Price, Alfred. Spitfire Mark I/II Aces 1939–41 (Aircraft of the Aces 12). London: Osprey Books, 1996, ISBN 1-85532-627-2.
  • Punka, György. "A Messzer": Bf 109s in the Royal Hungarian "Honvéd" Air Force. Budapest, Hungary: OMIKK, 1995. ISBN 963-593-208-1.
  • Savic, D. and B. Ciglic. Croatian Aces of World War II (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 49). Oxford, UK: Oxford, 2002. ISBN 1-84176-435-3.
  • Stenman, Kari and Kalevi Keskinen. Finnish Aces of World War 2 (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 23). London: Osprey Publishing Limited, 1998. ISBN 1-85532-783-X.

    Some of the most widely used Book References:

  • Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase One: July-August 1940 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 1) Paperback Eric Mombeek (Author), David Wadman (Author), Eddie J Creek (Author)
  • Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase Two: August-September 1940 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 2) Paperback Eric Mombeek (Author), David Wadman (Author), Martin Pegg (Author)
  • Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase Three: September-October 1940 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 3) Paperback Eric Mombeek (Author), David Wadman (Author), Martin Pegg (Author)
  • Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase Four: November 1940-June 1941 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 4) Paperback Eric Mombeek (Author), David Wadman (Author), Martin Pegg (Author)

    Magazines: +

  • Airfix Magazines (English) - http://www.airfix.com/
  • Avions (French) - http://www.aerostories.org/~aerobiblio/rubrique10.html
  • FlyPast (English) - http://www.flypast.com/
  • Flugzeug Publikations GmbH (German) - http://vdmedien.com/flugzeug-publikations-gmbh-hersteller_verlag-vdm-heinz-nickel-33.html
  • Flugzeug Classic (German) - http://www.flugzeugclassic.de/
  • Klassiker (German) - http://shop.flugrevue.de/abo/klassiker-der-luftfahrt
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://boutique.editions-lariviere.fr/site/abonnement-le-fana-de-l-aviation-626-4-6.html
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://www.pdfmagazines.org/tags/Le+Fana+De+L+Aviation/
  • Osprey (English) - http://www.ospreypublishing.com/
  • Revi Magazines (Czech) - http://www.revi.cz/

    Web References: +

  • Wikipedia.org - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Bf_109
  • Wikipedia.org - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Bf_109_variants#cite_ref-100
  • Wikipedia.org - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Bf_109_operational_history
  • Flickr.com - https://www.flickr.com/photos/farinihouseoflove/2209839419/in/photostream

 

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